Economic Summit Held at Lake Texoma

7-28-06 A two-state study on improving economic growth showed local leaders some good things are happening in our area. On Friday, city representatives from both sides of the Red River held a meeting aimed at capitalizing on the future.

When it comes to local job creation, it's not about Texas versus Oklahoma. And after six months of study, in a 13-county region on both sides of the Red River, the Texoma Regional Consortium's Economic Summit showed folks where the jobs are and what areas to develop.

The fastest growing occupations in the area are registered nurses, managers, sales and home care aides. It also showed this workforce is aging and including more immigrants.

But one of the challenges locally is education.