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The Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust will consider $450,000 in jobs incentives for Enable Midstream Partners LP.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 23, 2014 at 10:00 pm •  Published: August 23, 2014

A unit of Enable Midstream Partners LP could receive $450,000 in job incentives from the Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust.

Enable Midstream Service LLC plans to add 108 jobs in Oklahoma City over the next five years, starting with management positions that pay an average of more than $130,000 a year.

The company, which is the employment entity within Enable, has more than 1,900 employees, with its principal offices at Oklahoma City’s Leadership Square. Enable plans to invest about $3.8 million in remodeling and office equipment there this year, according to a report to the Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust.

City Manager Jim Couch’s report estimates Enable’s growth will have an economic impact of more than $238 million over the next five years.

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s economic development division has recommended an incentive package of $450,000 for Enable based on its planned growth.

The trust will vote Monday on whether to approve incentives for Enable.

Enable already has qualified for as much as $17.5 million in state jobs incentives.

Couch’s report indicates Enable chose to base its operations in Oklahoma City in part because of state and local incentives.

Enable, which also has offices in Houston, was created last year when OGE Energy Corp. combined its midstream division with Centerpoint Energy Inc.’s interstate pipeline assets.