Canoo receives incentives from Oklahoma for hiring milestone

Canoo receives incentives from Oklahoma for hiring milestone

Oklahoma is now home to over 20% of Canoo’s total workforce.

Canoo Technologies has received its first funding from the state of Oklahoma for successfully achieving an employment milestone from previously announced agreements awarded on workforce and economic development incentives from the state of Oklahoma. The state is now home to over 20% of Canoo’s total workforce.

“We selected the state of Oklahoma as our manufacturing home due to the state’s strong support and hardworking employees. We are very proud to reach this first hiring milestone and excited to bring high-paying advanced manufacturing jobs to the area. We will continue to support this movement in the state,” Tony Aquila, investor, executive chairman and CEO said.

This milestone was achieved through an agreement with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce enabling Canoo to receive performance-based payments from the Quick Action Closing Fund and to receive workforce training support, the company said. The Department of Commerce has issued a letter confirming Canoo’s eligibility for certain state tax credits and tax exemption programs.

Canoo said it continues to hire for both its Oklahoma City and Pryor, OK, sites and is advertising for its open positions. Together, these facilities will create over 1,400 jobs at average wages that exceed state and local salaries, according to Department of Commerce data. The company is working closely with the Cherokee Nation, the State of Oklahoma, local career technology schools and staffing agencies to recruit and train a skilled advanced manufacturing workforce.

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