Governor announces start of economic development team

Thursday, August 21st 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Governor Brad Henry says a group of Oklahomans will develop a plan of action to improve the state's economy.

Henry calls the program ``Oklahoma's EDGE'' and says the group will develop an economic action plan for the state by December.

The governor says the plan will be ready for consideration during the next legislative session.

The program includes a steering committee to oversee the work of 23 groups of business leaders, university professors and experts in various fields.

Each group will decide what action is needed to develop the economy in areas such as aerospace, biotechnology and health care.