The purpose of the HUBZone program is to provide federal contracting assistance for qualified SBCs located in historically underutilized business zones in an effort to increase employment opportunities, investment, and economic development in such areas.
The areas of Oklahoma that are qualified as HUBZones are indicated on the map. Below the map you may find a listing of non-metropolitan counties that are qualified in their entirety as HUBZones. You may also find a listing of qualified Census Tracts, certain former military bases, and Indian Country areas.
To view a map of a county, Census Tract, former military base, or Indian Country area, simply click on the displayed name or number.
These non-metropolitan Counties in Oklahoma are qualified as HUBZones:
* Median Household Income from the 2000 Census
** Statewide average of Median Household Income for non-metropolitan counties is determined through weighted populations from 2000 data provided by the Bureau of the Census
*** Ratio of county unemployment rate to either state unemployment rate or US average unemployment rate, whichever is lower
TO LEARN CHINESE
The National Governors Association (NGA) has been invited by Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong of the People's Republic of China to send a delegation of U.S. governors to visit their country and its leaders in June 2006. This invitation offers an opportunity for in-depth discussions on education and to a lesser extent bilateral trade and we would like to know how many of you may be interested in joining the delegation.
"In 1990 Congress passed Public Law 101-392, the Carl Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Amendments of 1990. This law and others are being misrepresented to the public as primarily a means to facilitate the preparation of high school students for jobs. In reality they are being used to radically transform both education and “the workforce” in the United States — in other words, to overturn America’s existing social order which is based on individual freedom and familial responsibility. These laws have now culminated in what is commonly called “School-to-Work.”
Serving on Governor Frank Keating’s Oklahoma School-to-Work (STW) Executive Council (which was assigned to oversee the implementation of STW in Oklahoma) alerted me to the extent of activities related to STW. To obtain enough of the puzzle pieces to see what is happening with education restructuring and workforce development here in America, I have spent twelve months researching documents on STW.The result of my research is this collection of excerpts from documents, by which I intend to show:
1. The interlocking relationship between the NationalCenter on Education and the Economy (NCEE), which produced America’s Choice: High Skills or Low Wages, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), the National Skill Standards Board (NSSB), Achieve, the New Standards Governing Board, The Center for Learning and Competitiveness, and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards;
2. The ideas, terminology, and goals which are common to the above organizations and education and business associations;
3. The deception and arrogance of the promoters of “School-to-Work”;
4. The planned national control of all facets and types of education and the “workforce.” The “workforce” is, let us not forget, composed of individuals, your children and mine, who should be free to plan their own careers and occupations. They should not be considered human chattel or raw material to be molded and controlled by, and for the benefit of, a partnership of governmental bureaucrats, educationists, and major industry and organized labor." -Joe Esposito
OKLAHOMA QUALITY JOBS PROGRAM, EMPOWERMENT & ENTERPIRSE ZONES
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