"I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13
Project Scope: The scope of Project D3 includes the 32 counties of Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district: Caddo, Cimarron, Texas, Beaver, Harper, Ellis, Woodward, Woods, Major, Alfalfa, Grant, Garfield, Kay, Noble, Osage, Pawnee, Creek, Payne, Lincoln, Logan, Kingfisher, Blaine, Canadian, Dewey, Custer, Rogers Mills, Beckham, Washita, Kiowa, Greer, Harmon, and Jackson.
The Project includes all those who live within these communities, the land, the resources, and distribution channels.
Project Objective: The objective of Project D3 is to remove barriers to market entry and expand industry and agriculture to increase the median annual per capita income by 30%, or $15,000, without causing environmental damage to the project area.
Project Timeline: The project commenced once I decided to run for U.S. Senate in 2020 and will continue upon election. I expect a 15%, or $7,500 increase in median annual per capita income by December 31st, 2023, and the full 30%, $15,000, by the end of my first term in 2026.
Key Resources: The key resources include all Oil and Gas producing assets and holding facilities for federal reserves, gypsum, helium, wind, pork and chicken processing plants, agriculture production(wheat, alfalfa, oats, sorghum, corn, barley, and beef), grain elevators, flour mills, existing industrial facilities, railroads, highways, Oklahoma State University, operating businesses, recyclable materials, technology, and the people.
Performance Indicators: Performance indicators include new LLC and corporation filings with the Secretary of State, progressive legislation, pipeline surveying and pipeline construction, construction of high capacity refinery, construction or renovation of metals refinery, construction of textile mill, railroad revival or railroad construction, construction of wind farms, new machines for new manufacturing processes, creation of a food distribution facility: with an increasing amount of inventory from local food manufacturers, localized cheaper electricity, no environmental stress, a decrease in crime, a decrease in imports and an increase in exports. An increase in reclaiming recyclable materials, including plastics, glass, and metals. Utilizing technology to provide an economic advantage in industrialization.
Continuous Improvement: There is no such thing as a plateau in industry. Today's industrial world is focused on continuously improving processes and always searching for ways to be more efficient. Always strive to produce more efficiently and with no loss of time due to workplace injuries. We will reach our 30% mark quickly, work the same hours, but there is no room for complacency.
PHASE I: Design Phase for those who see Economic Opportunity.
On my end, I will begin reaching out to Oil and Gas Executives for support in the refinery agenda and the Federal Oil Reserve expansion. I will continue researching metal refining and devise steps to bring that to fruition. I will also try to reach out to Hobby Lobby and see if we cannot stock Project D3 goods on their shelves. I am also pushing for wind farms to be required to distribute a portion of the electricity sales among the people within the county the turbines exist.
On your end, begin designing processes for producing goods. Watch How It's Made and YouTube for ideas. Look for "Made in China" goods that can be replaced. Begin innovating new food products by adding value to our existing agricultural resources. Start thinking of your company structure, employees, and how you can bring your product to market. Be cognizant of the reality of producing 25 million chickens, 6 million hogs, and over 100 million eggs. Consider growing cotton and save fruit and vegetable seeds. Support me in 2020 so we can seamlessly move on to PHASE 2.
PHASE II: Analyze Phase: Market conditions, buyer, sellers, organization, location.
A textile mill is ready to be launched in Custer County, along active railroads connecting to Texas cotton fields and more strategic than anywhere else. Enid is an obvious first choice, but it is important to disperse manufacturing to ensure all communities observe economic gain. The market is strong for apparel textiles, and we have apparel companies existing in the scope of Project D3, so our focus will be apparel textiles. We will source raw materials from Texas for now and sell to Oklahoman manufactures first, then market the surplus via company website and cold calling buyers, increasing in distance from the mill until we connect with one. We will use Paycom for our Human Capital Management needs. Entry level workers will earn $11.65 an hour, industry average. Operations managers will earn $19.00 an hour. (I have never organized or been a part of an average operation and as soon as the business is operational, I have no doubt that these wages will increase to a new equilibrium) Once a location is secured, we will bring in the equipment and an engineering consultant to set up and adjust as our experience grows. We will start with half days, moving toward nonstop milling as sales volume increases. We will use one delivery van until we need a train, which will be easily accessible.
*February 6th, 2020 Update: Significant progress made in the initial stages of project development.