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Oklahoma City company Enable Midstream, 3 others in Tulsa qualify for jobs incentives

Four companies have qualified for nearly $30 million quality jobs incentives from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Enable Midstream Partners, Level 3 Communications LLC, Williams Cos. Inc. and L-3 Communications Corp. expect to create nearly 700 jobs over the next decade.
By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer Published: April 29, 2014

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.”

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