“Canoo’s US-made electric vehicles will be a catalyst for talent, growth and innovation in Oklahoma.”
In addition, the company plans to locate a customer support and financing center in Oklahoma City and move its headquarters from California to Bentonville, Arkansas, where the company will install an advanced industrialization facility.
Together, the facilities announced on Monday are expected to employ up to 1,200 people, Aquila said. Final deals for each of the four projects will include around $ 100 million in undiluted additional financial incentives, he said.
“Over the past year, we have made substantial investments in the city’s innovation infrastructure through partnerships such as the 36 Degrees North Incubator at Town Hall and the Greenwood Entrepreneurship Incubator. in Morton, both executed with the aim of supporting the growth of the next generation of innovative businesses, ”Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum said in a statement.
“(Monday’s) announcement is another sign of the power of these investments, as well as the need to develop innovative workforce and training strategies to prepare more Tulsans for tech jobs.”
Canoo is targeting around $ 100 million in vehicle orders in Oklahoma and Arkansas, Aquila said.
“We are delighted to have the Canoo Software Engineering and Technology Centers in Tulsa,” said Ken Levit, Executive Director of GKFF, in a statement.