WASHINGTON — Kevin Stitt was one of 11 state governors elect who were invited to the White House on Thursday.
The group met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, as well as Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Kellyanne Conway and Cabinet members.
The group discussed “shared state-federal priorities including workforce development, improving infrastructure, supporting veterans and military families, Opportunity Zones and combatting the opioid crisis,” a news release from the White House says.
Along with Oklahoma’s Stitt, incoming state leaders in attendance hailed from Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Also in attendance were the governors elect of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
“It was an honor to join a bipartisan group of governor-elects and represent Oklahoma in a meeting with President Trump," Stitt said in a statement. "I shared with the President about how his tax cuts and deregulation agenda is helping Oklahoma’s economy and how my administration will be focused on leveraging these federal accomplishments to grow and diversify our great state. I also met with the Secretary of Commerce where we discussed ways to better utilize the Port of Catoosa and we discussed methods for leveraging our state’s Federal Opportunity Zones. My time at the White House concluded by meeting with the Ambassador of Trade where I expressed my priority to increase exports of Oklahoma agriculture products and pursue larger international markets as we set our sights on expanding Oklahoma’s presence in the global marketplace.”
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