| To provide economic
opportunities to Oklahoma families and
stop the brain drain from the state, Gov.
Henry is transforming the states
economic structure to a knowledge-based
economy. The governor wants to make Oklahoma
the Research Capital of the Plains
by creating a $1 billion endowment to
fund cutting-edge research projects across
the state. Gov. Henry helped create the
endowment this year, but legislators have
yet to set aside enough funding for it.
The governor wants to reach the $1 billion
mark by 2010.