Henry Signs Legislation intended to attract high-paying jobs to OK

Friday, June 6th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Governor Henry has signed into law a measure intended to help bring higher-paying research and development jobs to Oklahoma.

The law makes changes to the state's Quality Jobs program, which provides financial rebates to companies for creating jobs in the state.

The changes include removing a requirement that research and development companies make 75 percent of their sales to out-of-state customers.

Another change means the new jobs that qualify for the program should pay at least the average salary in the county where they're located.

The changes become effective July first.