Four companies have qualified for up to $7.56 million in incentive payments from the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program for creating up to 191 new jobs in the state over the next 10 years.
Bravo Natural Resources LLC, an oil and natural gas startup company, has qualified for $3.71 million in Quality Jobs money for creating 57 new jobs in Tulsa over the next 10 years.
ARL Bio Pharma Inc. has qualified for up to $1.07 million in Quality Jobs money to create 69 new jobs at its Oklahoma City lab. ARL and its sister company DNA Solutions Inc. provide laboratory testing in multiple sectors.
Tulsa-based oil and gas company Protege Energy III LLC has qualified for up to $2.4 million in Quality Jobs money to create 35 new jobs in Tulsa.
Consolidated Turbine Specialists LLC is eligible for up to $371,000 in job creation incentives to create 30 new jobs in Bristow. The company qualified for the incentives through the Small Employer Quality Jobs Program, which provides job creation incentives to smaller companies. Consolidated Turbine Specialists provides aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
Since the Quality Jobs program began in 1993, the state has issued 705 contracts to locating, expanding and startup businesses and has paid $871 million in performance-based wage rebates. Companies must meet certain wage, benefit and payroll requirements to be eligible for the program.