Infrastructure

Without adequate infrastructure, our state cannot grow or adequately support its citizens or commercial enterprises. Insufficient infrastructure can also hinder investment and compromise our state’s safety. We examine the current state of Oklahoma’s infrastructure as compared to other states and projected needs to support long-term growth.



Issue Brief: Third-Party Commercial Driver's License Testing

Issue Brief: Third-Party Commercial Driver's License Testing

February 20, 2019

With commercial vehicle drivers in high demand within the trucking and bus industries, there are more people needing to take the CDL skills test in order to fill the open jobs in these industries. The high demand for this occupation has led to testing delays for potential drivers, especially in states without third-party testing. The testing delays not only have a negative economic impact on drivers, but their families, communities, and federal, state, and local governments experience negative economic consequences as well. 

Issue Brief: McClellan-Kerr Waterway

Issue Brief: McClellan-Kerr Waterway

September 05, 2018

The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) supports billions of dollars in annual economic activity and thousands of jobs in Oklahoma, as well as providing the state with improved flood control capacity, increased water supply, and numerous recreational and tourism opportunities.