AT&T says it is bringing more than 100 new jobs to Oklahoma at a center that will serve small- and medium-size business customers.
The company said Thursday that 25 project managers have already been hired for the new office in Oklahoma City.
Officials say AT&T will draw on a number of state incentives, including the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program, the Training for Industry Program and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's Strategic Investment Program.
In the 1960s, survey teams of architects and engineers started hunting across Oklahoma for places to hunker down.
They found basements and tunnels, underground parking garages and well-built structures in municipal and private buildings.
At the time, Oklahoma’s big worry was an attack from Soviet Russia. That threat never materialized, but the state is targeted by tornadoes every year. And public shelter spaces are disappearing from the map.
"I reiterate that Tata is very critical, that anything is imminent," said Makaziwe. "But I want to emphasize again that it's only God who knows when the time to go is. So we will wait with Tata. He's still giving us hope by opening his eyes, he's still reactive to touch, we will live with that hope until the final end comes."