Lansing Trade Group has become the first company to qualify for and accept Oklahoma's 21st Century Quality Jobs program, an incentive designed to attract growth industries by rewarding businesses with a highly skilled work force. The legislation was passed in spring 2009.
"The Tulsa Chamber is committing to assisting companies in bringing impactful, high-wage jobs to our region," said Mike Neal, Chamber president and CEO. "We welcome Lansing to the Tulsa market and look forward to further helping them grow their operations here in the future."
Lansing, which is based in Kansas, is a trading company that focuses on moving physical commodities. It formed a natural gas liquid trading group in Tulsa called Lansing NGL Services, and will create 18 jobs as a result.
The Tulsa Metro Chamber's economic development division and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce collaborated to bring the project to Oklahoma.
"Lansing's commitment to growth in commodities trading through entering new markets, service to new and existing customers and investments in infrastructure make it an exciting company with which to be associated," said Larry Payne, Lansing NGL's president. "[Lansing] cultivates an entrepreneurial environment within which we can jointly grow this business."
Lansing is eligible for cash rebates of up to 10 percent of the new taxable payroll it adds to the state.