A more diverse economy has long been a goal of job creation efforts in Oklahoma City.
One area of focus has been the Oklahoma Health Center, where there has been an emphasis in the past on growing medical and bioscience employment. Most recently these efforts include the development of the GE Global Oil and Gas Research Center. This center will add other types of technology employment to the area.
This is the first sector-specific global research center developed by GE. The purpose of the facility is to develop and accelerate innovative oil and gas technologies. Construction is ongoing at NE 10th Street and E. Central Avenue and the center is expected to open later this year.
Putting Oklahoma City on the cutting edge of energy research validates the city as an industry expert and brings researchers, scientists and engineers from around the globe to assist in those endeavors. The center will also partner with local oil and gas companies to further develop technological advancements in the industry. The research center is expected to have 125 employees. Through this development, the Innovation District will continue to grow a more diversified job market for Oklahoma City.
Read the full article here in the February 10th edition of The Journal Record.