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Council to vote on Tinker economic development project

by William Crum Published: August 25, 2014
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The Oklahoma City Council will be asked Tuesday to commit $23.5 million toward acquisition of a former Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway yard that is part of the development of an aerospace complex to support maintenance and repair of KC-46A air tankers at Tinker Air Force Base.

The complex eventually is expected to support about 1,300 jobs with an average salary of $62,000.

The depot will maintain at least 179 modified Boeing 767 aircraft in the KC-46A refueling fleet, according to a memo from Jim Couch, the city manager.

The projected economic impact is nearly $1 billion over the first 10 years.

The Air Force, Oklahoma County and Oklahoma City are partnering on the $44 million needed to acquire the rail yard, adjacent to the former General Motors auto assembly plant.

by William Crum
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OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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