The Duncan Banner

August 26, 2013

DAEDF seeking cash incentives for new company

Mike Smith
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — The Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation wants to give cash incentives to a new company that will serve as a directory for information about recreational hunting.

The Duncan City Council — acting at the Duncan Economic Trust Authority — will meet Tuesday to consider the incentives sought for Global Outdoor Media, a company formed by Duncan attorney John Bachelor.

“It’s a great opportunity for the community and for this company finding a niche market,” said DAEDF President Lyle Roggow.

Roggow said the publication company plans to hire 20 people and already has started training some of them at their location in the KellPro building near downtown Duncan.

The company will meet, and probably exceed, the DAEDF’s threshold of paying salaries of $30,000 or more plus benefits. Because of that, DAEDF wants to provide them $4,000 per job in cash incentives, which would only be paid out if the jobs pay at the required level for a year or more.

Roggow said the company would be a one-stop shop for outfitter and hunting guide information covering all 50 states.

If someone was interested in hunting Elk in Wyoming or bears in Alaska — or any type of information about sporting hunting anywhere — they could turn to the new company.

Also at the council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Gene Brown plans to give remarks about the Aug. 16 shooting death of Christopher Lane.

Junior Harris, executive director of the Simmons Center, plans to give the council with an annual update about the center.