Diversity is hardly a key driver in luring businesses to a state
NewsOK Related Articles
If diversity perceptions were a key driver of the economy, California would have low unemployment and strong growth. Instead, it's losing businesses hand over fist due to high taxes and burdensome regulations. Oklahoma has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. Quality-of-life issues clearly matter for employee recruitment, but to argue that those making relocation decisions give greater priority to a perception of “diversity” than concrete business considerations is absurd.
Ultimately, Oklahoma's future economic growth relies on entrepreneurs who focus first and foremost on making a profit. If a company executive isn't locked in on that goal, state officials shouldn't waste much time trying to convince that person to set up shop in Oklahoma. They're probably not going to be in business for long anyway.
Voices Photo Galleriesview all
- 36901Oklahoma weather: Crews work to clear storm damage in Oklahoma City as the state braces for severe weather Sunday.
- 36295Oklahoma tornadoes: 'It took it all'
- 32626Oklahoma Severe Storm Updates
- 8549Wild hogs continue to be a growing menace across Oklahoma
- 5487OKC Thunder GM Sam Presti won't amnesty Kendrick Perkins
- 4132Oklahoma City Thunder: What could Serge Ibaka learn from Hakeem Olajuwon?
- 4021Oklahoma State football: Limiting Wes Lunt's transfer options makes Mike Gundy look bad