Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
President and CEO, SSTI
Oklahoma City has been selected to host the 2015 State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) Conference. The event will be held October 26-28 at the Cox Convention Center.
More than 250 individuals from 40 states attend the annual conference, which offers an opportunity for tech-based economic development practitioners to discover successful approaches to building tech-based economies, gain information about new and existing federal programs and reach a better understanding of trends in tech-based economic development.
SSTI President and CEO Dan Berglund said Oklahoma City was chosen to host the conference for a number of reasons including the city’s own success story as well as the commitment of the city to the organization during the past decade. In recent years, the conference has been held in Chicago, Portland and Atlanta.
“Oklahoma City has experienced a tremendous economic renaissance during the past 20 years,” Berglund said. “We believe the entrepreneurial spirit will only continue to grow as more people discover this hidden gem. Oklahoma City has one of the fastest growing economies in the country and consistently receives recognition as one of the most business-friendly cities nationwide.”
“The SSTI Conference brings together the top technology-based economic development experts in the nation with the focus of exploring new science, technology and innovation,” said Roy Williams, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber President and CEO. “We hosted the conference in 2006 and it was a huge success for us. We are excited to be hosting the 2015 conference where local and regional businesses have an opportunity to learn from national leaders.”
SSTI is a national nonprofit organization that leads, supports and strengthens efforts to improve state and regional economies through science, technology and innovation. As the most comprehensive resource available for those involved in technology-based economic development, SSTI offers the services that are needed to help build tech-based economies.