September 26, 2022

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Stitt selling Mexican energy executives on taking business to state

On Tuesday, Gov. Stitt traveled to Mexico City to sell Mexican energy executives on taking their businesses to Oklahoma.Despite having a number of other pressing issues and decisions on his plate, Stitt sees himself first and foremost as a businessman and a salesman. “I told Oklahomans that I was a businessman, that I would bring Oklahoma to the world, and the world to Oklahoma,” Stitt said.>> More on this: Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s trip to Mexico underway to discuss consulate plansAt his side during this week’s business push was Scott Mueller, his commerce secretary. Mueller said that they are close to the finish line with some companies and with others, they are just getting to know them.”We’ve got a company on Thursday we’ll be within Monterrey, out of Oklahoma City — they are building out their company and hiring folks as we speak,” Mueller said.Some have criticized this trip and others taken by the governor as excessive and wasteful.Stitt said that in the age of Zoom and FaceTime, it is beneficial to look someone eye-to-eye.”You know, when I was building my business, nothing beat sitting down face to face. Relationships matter. I truly believe that,” Stitt said.Before dinner, the governor took a drive into the heart of Día de los Muertos celebrations. Wednesday, the governor will sit down with the local embassy officials to discuss Oklahoma City’s upcoming Mexican consulate.

On Tuesday, Gov. Stitt traveled to Mexico City to sell Mexican energy executives on taking their businesses to Oklahoma.

Despite having a number of other pressing issues and decisions on his plate, Stitt sees himself first and foremost as a businessman and a salesman.

“I told Oklahomans that I was a businessman, that I would bring Oklahoma to the world, and the world to Oklahoma,” Stitt said.

>> More on this: Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s trip to Mexico underway to discuss consulate plans

At his side during this week’s business push was Scott Mueller, his commerce secretary. Mueller said that they are close to the finish line with some companies and with others, they are just getting to know them.

“We’ve got a company on Thursday we’ll be within Monterrey, out of Oklahoma City — they are building out their company and hiring folks as we speak,” Mueller said.

Some have criticized this trip and others taken by the governor as excessive and wasteful.

Stitt said that in the age of Zoom and FaceTime, it is beneficial to look someone eye-to-eye.

“You know, when I was building my business, nothing beat sitting down face to face. Relationships matter. I truly believe that,” Stitt said.

Before dinner, the governor took a drive into the heart of Día de los Muertos celebrations. Wednesday, the governor will sit down with the local embassy officials to discuss Oklahoma City’s upcoming Mexican consulate.

https://www.koco.com/article/gov-kevin-stitt-selling-mexican-energy-executives-on-taking-business-to-oklahoma/38140732