F O R E I G N -T R A D E Z O N E # 1 0 6
O K L A H O M A C I T Y
- 1962 October 30 - The Port Authority of the Greater Oklahoma
City Area was established due to a possible inland water
port being created.
- 1980 - A feasibility study for a Foreign-Trade Zone was
- 1983 January 26 - The Port Authority met after an extended
adjournment. At this time the Authority gave approval to
submit an application to establish a Foreign-Trade Zone.
- July 1 - Application for Zone status submitted to
the National Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
- September 28 - A public hearing was conducted concerning
application for the Zone.
- 1984 September 14 - Application for Zone status was approved
by the National Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
- 1985 October 16 - Foreign-Trade Zone Administrator, staff
position supported by the City for Foreign-Trade Zone#106,
- 1986 June - Port Authority approves a contract with the
future operator of the Zone, Aero-Meridian Corporation.
Port Authority approves of the concept to modify and expand
the Zone's boundary.
- Operator has a warehouse that consists of#106,000
square feet, located one mile from WRWA. Warehouse is
operated by Biagi Warehousing.
- August 1986 Port Authority submits application for
expansion of FTZ requesting designation for 236 acres
- 1988 August 23 - General Motors Corporation's 437-acre
automobile assembly plant in Oklahoma City transfers from
it's original Zone in Tulsa to Oklahoma City's FTZ#106.
- 1991 November 1 - Ted Davis Manufacturing Inc. submits
application for Sub-zone Status.
- October 29, 1992 Sub-zone established.
- 1994 - Administrators who were with the OKC planning department
- July 1 - Administration of the FTZ#106 was reassigned
to the Oklahoma City Department of Airports.
- Mr. Vince Smith works toward obtaining staff to administer
History of FTZ#106 Under South Chamber Administration
- 1995/96 South Chamber is awarded administration of Foreign
- The South Chamber secures IMS Worldwide, Inc. A consulting
firm from Houston, Texas with over 25 years experience
in developing Foreign-Trade Zones, to assist in the
development of the proper infrastructure needed to adequately
market the Zone.
- 1996 Foreign-Trade Zone#106 added 9 new sites and 793
acres of available land for development.
- A series of Training Sessions designed to specifically
educate the business community about the opportunities
that they may be able to access through this program.
- The new sites have grown into new subzones that have prospered
and helped the State of Oklahoma.
- 2000 Imation, a spinoff of 3M in Weatherford is activated
- March 2001 ConocoPhillips refinery located in Ponca
City is activated.
- October 2001 Xerox Corporation located in Oklahoma
City is activated.
Administration of FTZ #106 Moves to the Department of Airports
- 2002 Luther Trent, , Director of Airports, located at the Will Rogers Airport, takes over as the Zone administrator.
- 2004 Conscious Living Strategies of Guthrie, OK takes over the role of development for FTZ#106.
- 2005 Mark Krannenberg is hired as the new Director of Airports and takes over as the Zone administrator.
- 2006 Matthew Weaver, who is an economic development specialist in international business and marketing, is hired to lead the growth and development of FTZ#106 into its new era.