Oklahoma Aerospace Summit In Tulsa This Week

Monday, June 6th 2011, 8:11 am
By: News On 6

Staff and Wire Reports

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Gov. Mary Fallin is scheduled to be a keynote speaker during the annual Oklahoma Aerospace Summit and Expo in Tulsa this week.

The event will run from Monday through Wednesday. Fallin says she helped start the event 10 years ago, when she was Oklahoma's lieutenant governor, when she realized how important an industry aerospace has become to the state.

Fallin is scheduled to make a special announcement at the Expo on Tuesday afternoon at the Boeing booth inside the Tulsa Convention Center.

The Oklahoma Aerospace Alliance says more than 500 aerospace companies provide about 140,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state.

Companies from Canada and Japan are among those scheduled to attend the event.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.