Oklahoma is looking to attract more professional sports teams with a new bill that aims to provide job incentives for franchises considering expanding to the state. The bill, HB 3959, expands a program in the Quality Jobs Act to include professional sports teams. This will provide job opportunities for individuals in the sports industry and help boost the state’s economy.
The Quality Jobs Act aims to promote job growth and improve companies’ bottom lines by injecting cash back into businesses as they expand and create new jobs in Oklahoma. State Rep. Jon Echols has worked closely with the Department of Commerce on this bill and believes now is the perfect time to pass it due to upcoming opportunities.
Echols, who grew up in Oklahoma City, believes that this bill will help bring professional sports teams to the state, which was once thought impossible. However, with more potential franchises looking at Oklahoma as a possible location, now is an excellent time for the state to take advantage of this opportunity and pass the bill.
If passed, this bill would create pro-sport incentives across the entire state, not just in Oklahoma City. State leaders hope that this will help build momentum for the sports industry in Oklahoma and encourage more professional sports teams to come to the state.
In conclusion, HB 3959 has the potential to attract more professional sports teams to Oklahoma while providing job opportunities for individuals in