Six Oklahoma companies qualify for state jobs incentives

The firms could receive up to $12.9 million in state Quality Jobs money for creating as many as 695 jobs over the next decade.
BY BRIANNA BAILEY bbailey@opubco.com Published: August 30, 2013
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Six companies have qualified to reap up to $12.9 million in state job creation incentives for creating as many as 695 jobs over the next 10 years, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce said Thursday.

The manufacturing company Carlslie Foodservice Products Inc. is eligible for up to $2.5 million in Quality Jobs Program funding for creating 182 new jobs in Oklahoma City. The company makes food service, health care, sanitation and maintenance products.

Oklahoma's Quality Jobs Program gives companies quarterly cash payments to locate and expand in the state. The payments are based on payroll numbers and companies can receive payments for up to 10 years. Most companies must maintain a taxable payroll of at least $2.5 million for four consecutive quarters during the first four years of the program to qualify for the job incentives.

The Dallas-based exploration and production company Mid-Con Energy has qualified for up to $2.99 million in Quality Jobs money for adding up to 45 new jobs in Tulsa.

Also in Tulsa, oil-field service manufacturer Circle B Measurement and Fabrication has qualified for up to $1.4 million in Quality Jobs incentives to create 65 new jobs, and steel fabricator Taylor Forge Engineering Systems has qualified for up to $2.1 million for 93 new jobs.