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Larry Mocha - Small Business Advocate

Larry Mocha, a tireless advocate and enthusiastic supporter of small business, leaves a legacy of building both products and people.
Larry Mocha - Small Business Advocate

Larry Mocha - Small Business Advocate

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Show 1540: Larry Mocha - Small Business Advocate
Air Date: October 4, 2015

 

Transcript

Rob McClendon: Well, if you’re a regular viewer of this show, you may recognize Larry Mocha. For over 25 years, Larry was a tireless advocate and enthusiastic supporter of small business owners in the state of Oklahoma and absolutely loved his chosen field of manufacturing.

Larry Mocha: Manufacturing is an industry that creates wealth in and of itself. I think for every dollar spent on manufacturing or related industries, another buck and a half is generated as a result. Well, that’s just by manufacturing by itself. When you export, like if we export out of Oklahoma, then what we’re doing, we’re growing the pie. Manufacturers help grow the pie. When you export stuff out of Oklahoma, you’re bringing those dollars into Oklahoma, so you’re helping to grow that pie. So most of our stuff is done outside of Oklahoma, all the work’s done here, all the money comes back here, but our products are shipped all over the United States.

Rob: In addition to being CEO of the company his father started a quarter of century ago, Larry was also the co-founder of OK2Grow, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving high school completion rates, promoting entrepreneurism among youth and developing manufacturing’s workforce pipeline. Now, Larry passed away this summer, but leaves a legacy of building both products and people in his lifetime.