Removing impediments that hinder small businesses is the key to Oklahoma's future, state Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb told a group of mail advertisers Tuesday.
“I talk about Texas somewhat often — all the time,” Lamb told a luncheon of the Greater Oklahoma Postal Customer Council.
Lamb said he does that because for the last two years, Texas has created more jobs than any other state and more people have moved to Texas than any other state.
Lamb said he envisions a day when graduates of universities in Texas will look at each other and say, “I'm going to Oklahoma because that's where the opportunity is.”
“I've traveled all 77 counties,” Lamb said, adding that he has actually accomplished that task three times within one-year periods and is up to about 50 this year.
“Everywhere I go I ask, ‘What is the greatest impediment to growth and how do we remove that impediment?'” he said.
Lamb said he has published a report on the responses and hopes government officials will use that report to develop ways to make the state friendlier to businesses.