Enable Midstream Partners is in line for nearly $17.5 million in jobs incentives if the pipeline company meets its growth projections over the next decade.
Enable is among four companies that qualified for the state’s Quality Jobs Program this month, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce said Monday.
The companies are eligible for nearly $30 million in incentives, based on the number of jobs they expect to add.
Enable stands to secure the biggest chunk. The partnership, formed last year when OGE Energy Corp. combined its midstream division with CenterPoint Energy Inc.’s interstate pipeline assets, expects to add as many as 366 new jobs in Oklahoma City.
Enable, which has offices in Oklahoma City and Houston, currently has about 1,900 employees.
“The Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program is a great partner in our success, as well as a catalyst for job growth in Oklahoma,” Enable spokesman Brian Alford said. “The energy sector continues to grow, and the demand for skilled and knowledgeable workers continues to grow with it.
“The Quality Jobs Program is essential to ensuring that Oklahoma attract and retain energy-based businesses and the dynamic workforce the accompanies them. It’s a win-win for business and the state.”
The other three companies to be enrolled in the quality jobs program this month are adding personnel in the Tulsa area.
Level 3 Communications LLC — which specializes in Internet services for data, voice, video and security — estimates it will add 162 jobs in Tulsa over the next 10 years. That entitles the company to up to more than $5.6 million in incentives.
The Williams Cos. Inc. aims to add 85 jobs, which would earn the energy infrastructure company nearly $4.5 million in incentives.
L-3 Communications Corp. could earn nearly $1.93 million if it creates 64 jobs in Broken Arrow as expected.
The Quality Jobs program has paid out more than $871 million in performance-based wage rebates to companies that located, expanded or started in Oklahoma.
More than 700 companies have been part of the program since its inception in 1993.