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.
Discount retailer Dollar Tree has been cleared to receive up to $1.7 million in Quality Jobs money from the state for creating 173 new positions in Marietta, where the company has a distribution center that serves more than 300 stores across in the Southwest.
The Tile Shop of Oklahoma, a tile and adhesive distribution center, has qualified for up to $416,000 in job creations through the state's Small Employer Quality Jobs Program. The Tile Shop plans to create 60 new jobs in Durant.
Oklahoma has inked more than 685 job-creation deals with new, relocating or expanding companies since the Quality Jobs Program began in 1993. The program has paid out more than $820 million in wage rebates since its inception.