Innovation from local talent the focus of Oklahoma Technology Showcase

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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 8/23/2013 9:51 pm Published: 8/23/2013 8:14 pm

Innovation from local talent was the focus of the Oklahoma Technology Showcase held at Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow. 

Governor Mary Fallin presented at the showcase and told FOX23 that technology goes hand in hand with job creation and the economy.

“When we support innovation and technology we support economic development and we support jobs and families and the opportunity for Oklahoma to have a more prosperous future in our state,” said Governor Fallin.

Along with the Governor, ten innovative small businesses presented at the showcase. Organizers of the event told FOX23 that the purpose of the showcase was to allow local technology based businesses to garner ideas and was an opportunity for investors to take a look at what has developed in Green Country.

Representatives of Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology reported that 51 businesses attended.

The headquarters of Tactical Electronics is located in Broken Arrow and provides technology and training for law enforcement. Vice President of the company, Ben Kimbro, presented at the technology showcase because he wants to support local innovators.

“I want to show that there are very real, community effective, and society impactful outcomes for the development of technology,” said Kimbro.

The event was sponsored by Northeastern State University, the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce the OCAST.

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