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HISTORY

Serving Oklahoma County for more than 50 years.

 

 

The Oklahoma Industries Authority was created on December 15, 1966, as the successor to Oklahoma Industries, Inc., a private industrial development corporation founded in Oklahoma City under the leadership of the Chamber of Commerce in 1945.

 

Today, the OIA is governed by five Trustees appointed by the Board of Oklahoma County Commissioners:

FOUNDING

PAST PROJECTS

Oklahoma Industries, Inc., engaged in industrial projects encompassing the expansion of existing local industry and the attraction and establishment of new industry in the Oklahoma City area.  

 

During its history, the corporation developed a number of single plant sites and industrial parks, including:

  • Clayton I. Bennett, Chairman

  • Kirk Humphreys, Vice Chairman

  • Ronald J. Norick, Vice Chairman

  • J.W. Mashburn, Vice Chairman

  • Roy H. Williams, Secretary

  • Firestone Industrial Park – 400 acres

  • General Motors Site – 600 acres

  • Oklahoma Industries Industrial District – 100 acres

  • Oklahoma Industrial Parks 1 & 2 – 320 acres

  • Santa Fe Industrial District – 160 acres

  • Tinker AFB Expansion Land – 400 acres

  • West Reno Industrial Area – 1200 acres

  • Willow Springs Industrial District – 55 acres

  • Will Rogers Industrial Land – 120 acres

  • Aviation Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Technology Center (MROTC) adjacent to Tinker Air Force Base  370 acres