Over the years, several milestones have contributed to the continued growth of Jenks beyond the original townsite. The Tulsa water system and a gas-fired electric generating plant by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma came to Jenks in the early 1970s. In the mid-1980s, the $167 million dollar Kimberly-Clark manufacturing facility was added to the Jenks tax base and the number and quality of neighborhoods expanded.
In 2000, over a half-billion dollars in new and existing industrial construction cost were also added to the Jenks tax base. Kimberly-Clark started their $230 million dollar expansion to their manufacturing facility to include a paper towel division and distribution center. Green Country Energy started construction on a new $340 million dollar, 810-megawatt natural gas fired electric generating facility.
With an excellent industrial tax base, an outstanding school district, quality housing, an advantageous location within the Tulsa metropolitan area, and citizens who maintain small town values, Jenks continues to grow.