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Rachel Waldrop Holzhauzer
Executive Assistant

Mark Mitchell
OK.gov General Manager
405.524.3468 Ext. 120

State Unveils New Web Site for EDGE

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – March 18, 2009 – Oklahoma’s Economic Development Generating Excellence (EDGE) recently launched a new Web site, http://www.edge.ok.gov. At the new site, visitors can learn where the investments for the EDGE fund are directed, sign up for email announcements, find information regarding applications for EDGE funding, and view frequently asked questions about the purpose of the board.

“We take pride in making Oklahoma’s innovative research and technology initiatives accessible to the public,” said Paul G. Risser, Ph.D., EDGE Fund Executive Director. “We built our new Web site with the primary focus of allowing citizens easy access to this information.”

The EDGE Web site is a product of a partnership between the Oklahoma’s Economic Development Generating Excellence and OK.gov. EDGE launched the new Web site utilizing OK.gov’s Web Management Suite. The new Web site is designed to meet and exceed Oklahoma’s Web accessibility standards.

About Oklahoma’s Economic Development Generating Excellence
The mission of the EDGE Policy Board is to bolster Oklahoma’s long-term economic growth by investing the earnings from the EDGE endowment in the state’s knowledge infrastructure. Technology-based research and development, commercialization of technology and entrepreneurial business successes attract capital, create more high-paying jobs, expand and diversify the state’s economy, and provide greater prosperity for Oklahomans now and in the future. For more information, visit http://www.edge.ok.gov.

About OK.gov
OK.gov (http://www.OK.gov) built and manages the official Web site for the state of Oklahoma and partners with state and local entities to bring new government services online. OK.gov is managed by the Oklahoma Office of State Finance and eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).

About NIC
NIC is the nation’s leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for 2,900 federal, state, and local agencies that serve more than 70 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.


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