"Dialogue '87," a seminar highlighting the business implications of
the Oklahoma Economic Development Act of 1987, will be held Oct. 30
at the Skirvin Plaza Hotel, sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of
Commerce, Bank of Oklahoma, Price Waterhouse and the Andrews Davis
The seminar is tailored to answer questions by investment
banking, financial service and venture capital firms, bond counsels
and other public and private agencies and groups involved in
The seminar will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m. An
overview and background of the new law will be given by state
legislators attending the seminar, while officials with the commerce
department are slated to explain the structure and implementation of
the provisions of the act.
In addition, Gov. Henry Bellmon and The Journal Record publisher
Dan Hogan, who co-chair Oklahoma Futures - a public/private entity
established to oversee the new law - are scheduled to give a joint
address at the noon luncheon during the session.
After the luncheon, three different panels will meet for
discussion of the issues of credit enhancement, tax incentives and
capital formation and bond financing.
The economic development act provides for funding of basic and
advanced scientific and health research, mezzanine financing to help
fund business in the state and strategic planning for Oklahoma's
Deadline for registration for the seminar is Oct. 26. Those
wishing to attend may contact the Oklahoma Department of Commerce .
Tourism Conference Slated The 16th Annual Governor's Conference
on Tourism and Recreation will be held Nov. 16-18 at the Sheraton
Kensington Hotel in Tulsa.
According to Eugene Dilbeck, director of marketing services for
the tourism department, a $150,000 study of Oklahoma's total tourism
and recreation package, conducted by Price Waterhouse, will be
released during the conference.
"This is a straight-forward report which has been five months in
the making," Dilbeck said. "It will bring Oklahoma into a position
of being competitive with other states."
In conjunction with the conference, the First Oklahoma Travel
Industry Association United Dinner will be held Nov. 17. The dinner
event is designed to showcase the variety of businesses effected by
travel and tourism, as well as be an opportunity for individuals in
the tourist-related industries to get together. …