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OKC has added nearly a half million people since 1980

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Oklahoma City metro area’s population has grown by nearly 500,000 people since 1980, according to information from the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s research team. And we’re still growing as more businesses arrive and people choose Oklahoma City as the place they want to live. Here is more information about our population growth

Explore OKC's growing culinary culture in VeloCity

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s newest issue of VeloCity, the digital magazine of Oklahoma City, examines the growing culinary culture and diverse attractions in OKC. The 38-page publication takes an in-depth look at the city’s farm-to-table movement and numerous local restaurants. The publication also highlights the city’s cycling

Legacy of Leadership: New video debuts at Chamber's Annual Meeting

Thursday, December 10, 2015

About 1,200 people on Thursday attended the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's Annual Meeting, where a panel of key Oklahoma City leaders discussed the successes and challenges they faced as they put in place the initiatives and organizations that have spurred the city's current renaissance. The panel, moderated by Chamber Chair David Rainbolt, BancFirst

Hear the mayor’s State of the City address on Jan. 13

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Join Mayor Mick Cornett and more than 1,600 business people for the Chamber’s State of the City event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will deliver a dynamic speech about where our city is today and where it will be in the coming year. The Chamber's

Read about 20 years of forward-thinking success in The POINT!

Monday, December 7, 2015

At the end of this month, the Chamber's Forward Oklahoma City program is marking its 20th year as the driver of economic development and growth in the OKC region. During that time, the program has assisted in the creation of more than 100,000 jobs and more than $6 billion in capital investment, according to the December issue of The POINT! Read more about

Explore downtown for the holidays with ice skating, snow tubing, shopping and more

Friday, December 4, 2015

Oklahoma City’s annual downtown holiday celebration offers plenty of family-friendly activities between now and January. The Devon Ice Rink is already open for ice skating in the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno Ave. Another popular event, the Snow Tubing Winter Festival at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, opens on Saturday, Dec. 5, with weekend

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber announces Oklahoma County criminal justice task force

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

CALLS FOR MULTIFACETED APPROACH TO REDUCE INCARCERATION Oklahoma City (December 2, 2015) -- The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber today announced the creation of a special task force to evaluate Oklahoma County’s criminal justice system and make recommendations to reduce incarceration, increase efficiencies and improve safety. The work of the task force

Chamber announces 2016 chair-elect, board of directors

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (December 1, 2015) – The board of directors of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber recently announced the 2016 officers and members of the board of directors. David E. Rainbolt, CEO of BancFirst Corporation, will serve his second year as Chamber chair. The nominating committee and the board of directors named Rhonda Hooper, president and