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Read the 2016 economic forecast for Greater Oklahoma City in new report

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Take a look at the wealth of data in the 2016 Greater Oklahoma City Economic Forecast, which anticipates that low oil prices will continue to impact the local economy through the first half of the year. The forecast explores how the metro area benefited in 2015 from its economic diversity that offset employment losses in the oil and gas sector. Overall,

Get the latest news on OKC's innovation district

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New website launched to inform people about the innovation district Last fall, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber announced a local partnership with the Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces to study the area in and around the Oklahoma Health Center and Automobile Ally as an emerging innovation district. To keep you updated about what's going

Celebrating 10 years on the Oklahoma River

Thursday, January 28, 2016

By David Morris The Oklahoman Remember the North Canadian River? Growing up in Oklahoma City, I remember driving, well, riding, north up May Avenue towards the fairgrounds. It was always a reason to gauge the width of the water below. Often, it wasn't very wide. That's what I remember growing up in Oklahoma City back in the 1970s. But the now-named

Protecting big OKC events

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is working with the National Rifle Association, the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association and other stakeholders to offer legislation during the 2016 session to expand and clarify existing gun laws. However, in doing so it is vital that we protect events that significantly benefit Oklahoma’s economy - and that

OKC Chamber releases legislative agenda for 2016 session

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber released its legislative agenda for the 2016 session during its annual Legislative Breakfast on Wednesday. About 600 people attended. Part of the Chamber's mission is to advocate for issues important to Oklahoma City's business community, and the Legislative Breakfast gives members a chance to hear from elected leaders

Improving Oklahoma County's justice system

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Because of the efforts by a new Chamber-led task force to take a holistic look at the Oklahoma County justice system, the U.S. Justice Department has loosened its immediate pressure to fix problems at the Oklahoma County Jail, Roy Williams, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, told members of the Downtown Rotary Club on Tuesday. The

What to do in OKC in January

Friday, January 15, 2016

If you're stuck for some ideas of what to do this month now that the holidays are over, check out this video from the Greater Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau. Plus, go to www.visitokc.com for plenty of other ideas for things to do this weekend, places to visit, restaurants and events. Take a look:

State of the City: Mayor Mick Cornett feels optimism despite low commodity prices

Thursday, January 14, 2016

By Brian Brus The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Residents deserve to feel optimism after a year of accolades and accomplishments, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said at his annual State of the City address. “I know there is a sense of caution in the air,” he told the room of about 1,600 without directly identifying the concerns of low