Residents give state leaders ideas on improving Oklahoma's economy

Wednesday, November 5th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- A statewide effort to improve Oklahoma's economy has kicked off.

More than 2,000 Oklahomans exchanged ideas Tuesday at 29 economic forums across the state.

Governor Brad Henry says the forums brought together people with a shared goal: improving the state's competitive edge.

The forums were part of the Economic Development Generating Excellence project, known as EDGE. Most sites reported large crowds for discussions on a wide range of subjects.

At the Capitol, Republican lawmakers pledged their cooperation for malpractice insurance reform and changes in the workers' compensation system.

Some of the final EDGE recommendations are expected to become part of Henry's legislative proposals.