Geopolitical issues and their effect upon the global and U.S. economy were discussed at the recent Oklahoma Business Roundtable Executive Briefing on March 8th in Oklahoma City.
Over 115 Roundtable members received a strategic briefing from international business consultant Alexander Gray, Managing Partner of American Global Strategies, an advisory firm headquartered in Washington, D.C with offices in Los Angeles and Oklahoma City.
Gray discussed concerns, trends and opportunities that directly relate to U.S economic development, including defense, logistics, energy, technology manufacturing and immigration. He said “the real constant” in global affairs is the U.S. relationship with China and the current policy which expects aggressive behavior from that country. He said Oklahoma companies should maintain cautious approach with China but seize on opportunities – and utilize federal programs that can assist reshoring, near shoring and improved supply chain efforts. Oklahoma’s strong defense industrial base is a plus.
The Roundtable meeting also included economic development presentations from Governor Stitt, Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell and Commerce Executive Director Brent Kisling.
Roundtable Chairman John Patrick Lopez and President Mark Funke provided organizational and project updates and thanked the members and board for their continued support. Roundtable membership remains steady at 166.
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