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 91 
 on: May 16, 2020, 07:43:47 pm 
Started by kvanover - Last post by ComeOnBenjals
Trying to keep other threads active so the Downtown Development Thread doesn't get muddled.

WPX now has two cranes up... bringing the total for the Arts District to 4!

Exciting, exciting stuff.


 92 
 on: May 16, 2020, 06:24:13 pm 
Started by Tulsan - Last post by SXSW
Still slated to begin in September and complete in 2023.  Pedestrian bridge to start at the same time and be complete by the end of 2022.

https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/zink-dam-construction-bids-higher-than-expected-project-still-expect-to-begin-in-the-fall/article_4722697e-e1d6-5dff-98e2-3c3aeb4170c8.html

 93 
 on: May 16, 2020, 12:17:18 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by LandArchPoke
Which airline was it a few years ago that used the threat of moving to Tulsa as leverage against the city they wanted more concessions from?

Boeing? I don't remember any actual Airline ever discussing moving to Tulsa. That was just the Dreamliner production, which in hindsight given all of Boeing's problems wasn't as big of a loss. I don't think at the end of the day they really got more out of Washington to keep operations there, and really all we offered them was to build their plant for them which they already had most of what they needed already in Everett. So it wasn't as appealing of an offer to uproot everything to move to Tulsa than most probably thought it was.

The only reason I'm hopeful is if they really are considering the Navistar Bus Plant. There's not a site in Austin that could offer them the same appeal on a logistics basis (directly on the airport, directly on a rail line which is critical to auto plants, and near a port). The sites they've looked at in Austin are in Hutto and Jarrell for reference, so north of Georgetown and south of Temple/Killeen. Not exactly the 'cool' part of Austin. From a talent prospective and appeal side Austin is likely the winner, but Tesla does have a history of not being afraid to locate operations in non-primary MSA's (Reno and Buffalo) and they could acquire 'talent' in Tulsa for a lot cheaper than in Austin. Oklahoma did pass an auto manufacturing tax credit in the last few years which would give them $5,000 per employee. So Oklahoma can offer up a competitive incentive package. 

Tulsa is at least getting a lot of press out of it to be named a 'finalist' even if we're being used as leverage. There was a significant increase of relocations scouting for most cities named as finalist for Amazon from other firms. Hopefully even if Tulsa isn't picked for the site we can use it as a positive.


 94 
 on: May 16, 2020, 10:30:21 am 
Started by patric - Last post by Laramie
While Tulsa does fit the bill of being more centrally located in the country, I think we have a Solyndra's chance in Tulsa that this will come here.  I hate to be negative, but I've been burned by unrealistic hopes before.

I think we're being used as leverage option and nothing else.


American Airline Maintenance Center, Tulsa has been there before.  Austin also thinks they are being used as leverage...

Austin is now one of the top ten cities in the U.S. with the worst traffic.

 95 
 on: May 16, 2020, 10:23:52 am 
Started by patric - Last post by Jacobei
While Tulsa does fit the bill of being more centrally located in the country, I think we have a Solyndra's chance in Tulsa that this will come here.  I hate to be negative, but I've been burned by unrealistic hopes before.

I think we're being used as leverage option and nothing else.

 96 
 on: May 16, 2020, 09:48:51 am 
Started by patric - Last post by patric

Obviously they would pit finalists against each other to get incentives, but usually those finalists are larger cities, with capacity for larger incentives. Picking Tulsa as a second finalist simply to try to get better incentives seems like it would be really odd.
 

Which airline was it a few years ago that used the threat of moving to Tulsa as leverage against the city they wanted more concessions from?

 97 
 on: May 15, 2020, 06:41:38 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by Laramie
Telsa in T-town, good luck Tulsa.



If awarded to Tulsa, the plant will qualify for Oklahoma Quality Jobs incentives...

 98 
 on: May 15, 2020, 06:35:44 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by SXSW
Teslaís other Battery plants are in Reno and Buffalo, for what itís worth.  I still think the bus plant is the key to all of this and it isnít a coincidence the city has been having issues with them.

 99 
 on: May 15, 2020, 06:34:39 pm 
Started by BKDotCom - Last post by Laramie
Transformation of Oklahoma City's BancFirst Tower...



The blue mullions to the first few floors above the lobby are being installed;
this tower will look like a new skyscraper once the outer skin is completed.
The new blue mullions will blend better with the Devon & BOK Plaza Towers.


 100 
 on: May 15, 2020, 06:23:17 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by Laramie
Confirmed by the Oklahoman,

MAY 15, 2020 - DETROIT (AP) - Tesla has picked Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as finalists for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person briefed on the matter said Friday.

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