BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma - The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce boasts the third most manufacturers in the state. The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce boasts the third most manufacturers in the state.

The city is home to 300 manufacturing companies and the economic development corporation says 7-thousand people work in a manufacturing job in Broken Arrow.

Chamber president Jennifer Conway says that plays a key role in the city's economic development.

Continental Industries announced plans to hire 150 new people as a part of expansion there. They announced plans to hire 150 new employees as a part of an expansion. Another Broken Arrow company, Rise Armament, says it's hiring as well - hoping to add 130 new jobs by this time next year.