A factory, EVs and jobs. All from a company whose name — Canoo — evokes a much different form of transportation. What more could you ask for in a start-up?
This past week, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced that Canoo, an electric vehicle maker, has chosen a location in the Tulsa area as the site for its U.S. manufacturing facility. Leading the charge to land this deal, and likely in this particular spot, is Stitt’s aggressive Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
What kind of “deal” we’re talking about isn’t exactly clear at this point. Canoo CEO Tony Aquila told Reuters that Oklahoma had offered more than $300 million in tax incentives, but the Department of Commerce declined to provide details to the Tulsa World.
If the state is getting 2,000 jobs out of it, as was advertised in the company’s announcement, then it will be much easier for people to say someone did something right, even if the state’s tax incentives remain a prickly topic at the Oklahoma Legislature.
As an aside, I have never visited the Blue Whale of Catoosa before, and I’m wondering what people do there other than take pictures. It looks like the whale sports a slide into the water, so I’m guessing that pond is some kind of swimming hole, though it seems like a weird location for something like that.
Perhaps I’ll plan a day trip in the future, driving over there in a Canoo.
Past Sundaze comics
Where is the beef? Where is the receipt?
‘The COVID 19’ lingers around the waistband
The complex puzzle of OU’s Cross Village dorms
Sonic seltzer: The Oklahoma collaboration we didn’t know we needed
Gov. Meathead should bring back Onion Burger Day at the State Capitol
Budget match: The audience wants to go home
As mask mandate ends, remember not to litter
Everyone getting pegged with a charter school audit
Real ID: Thank you so much for playing my game
Gold Dome renovation could involve taxpayer subsidy
OU basketball says goodbye to Lon Kruger, Sherri Coale
Keanu Reeves in OKC? Excellent!
New depths of boredom after a year with COVID
Demolishing OU housing towers should be a breeze
Happy tastes good: Oklahoma wants to be Texas?
Rolling blackouts: Storm saga so confusing
You’re on your own: It’s too cold for Cupid this year
COVID vaccine: Never doubt what nobody is sure about
Oklahoma Legislature: A mask for thee, but not for me
Quite the quandary: Q followers feel let down
Pop quiz: What is jeopardizing the state of Oklahoma?
Imagine the day-to-day life of the Q Shaman
The year that was: 2020 blew up the bathroom
All we want for Christmas is more COVID-19 vaccine
The coronavirus turns into a pumpkin at 11 p.m.
Day of fasting a brief end for endless breadsticks?
Farewell Steven Adams, OKC’s second Mr. Thunder
Thanksgiving 2020 should be all about perspective
Mixed messaging on masks still makes no sense
Power problems lead to weird rituals after 2020 storm
Halloween 2020 more of a trick than a treat?
No ICU beds: The spooky movie of the season
Students surely making most of extra screen time
Epic fail? Audit yields more questions on public money
Rough Saturday for Sooners fans
Budget blockbusters from the Cox Convention Center?