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Governor Stitt, other Oklahoma dignitaries to participate in Paris Air Show

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Posted at 9:50 AM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 10:50:29-04

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce announced Friday that Governor Kevin Stitt and other state dignitaries will participate in the 2019 Paris Air Show.

The air show is slated to take place June 17-23.

The dignitaries set to join Stitt are:
• James Inhofe, United States Senator from Oklahoma
• Sean Kouplen, Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development
• Kayse Shrum, Oklahoma Secretary of Science and Innovation
• Oklahoma State Senator Adam Pugh
• Oklahoma State Representative Scott Fetgatter
• Tulsa Mayor G. T. Bynum
• Brent Kisling, Executive Director, Oklahoma Department of Commerce

“Aerospace and defense is our fastest growing industry. Since 2015, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce has assisted with business announcements from aerospace companies totaling more than 7,000 new jobs and more than $700,000,000 in planned capital investment,” said Gov. Stitt. “These international air shows are the only place where I can meet with the CEOs of all major US and foreign aerospace companies in one place, over three days. I am looking forward to taking Oklahoma to the world at the Paris Air Show and letting global aerospace leaders know that our state is open for business.”

Reports from the Paris Airshow 2017 showed more than $3.1 million in future sales due to new business from the five Oklahoma companies that partnered with Commerce, the news release said.

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