Chamber News

OKC promotes aerospace industry in Paris

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Not long after the Wright Brothers changed history with their first flight in 1903, the Paris Air Show has been the center of the aviation world every other summer. First held in 1909, the Paris Air Show is the largest aerospace exhibition in the world. Like years past, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber will head to Paris from June 17 to 23 as part of an

Legislative Session wrap-up

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The 2019 Legislative Session began with a bang, with the Legislature immediately focusing its attention on passing legislation to authorize the carrying of firearms (open and concealed) without a permit in the Oklahoma. In 2018, similar legislation was passed by the Legislature, but vetoed by Gov. Fallin. With the election of Gov. Kevin Stitt (who

Reminder: the first InternOKC session is in a week

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Calling all employers and their interns: there’s only one week left until this year’s first InternOKC session. If you haven’t already registered, now would be a good time to do so! This three-week program gives your intern(s) a chance to meet and network with other interns from companies around Oklahoma City. They will learn valuable tools

Chamber-led delegation heads to Philly to sell Oklahoma’s Bioscience sector

Monday, June 3, 2019

Scientists, business leaders, educators and economic development officers from across the state of Oklahoma will take the best of Oklahoma bioscience to Philadelphia in order to garner interest in one of Oklahoma’s fastest-growing economic powerhouses at the 2019 BIO International Convention, June 3-6. The delegation will promote the accomplishments

Taking OKC retail global

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

For more than a decade, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has organized a delegation from Oklahoma City to exhibit at the annual ICSC RECon conference in Las Vegas. With nearly two million square feet of exhibit space and 37,000 attendees, RECon is the largest retail conference in North America. This year’s conference was held from May 19-22, and was

New Software Engineer Tax Credit passes

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Legislation to address an extensive statewide shortage of qualified software and cybersecurity engineers has been sent to the Governor. HB 2759 would provide a tax credit up to $2,200 annually for qualifying employees who receive a degree from an accredited institution, or $1,800 annually for qualifying employees who are awarded a certificate from a

Interview with Ward 5's David Greenwell: 'We can accomplish so much more when we work together'

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Ward 5’s David Greenwell was first elected to the City Council in 2011, twice winning reelection. He is a certified public accountant with more than 40 years of experience and a partner with RSM US, LLP. He recently took the time to sit down with VeloCity staff to talk a bit about his background, his experience on the Council, commuting via bike and

Criminal justice advisory council reports on reform progress

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC), an interlocal organization formed to provide oversight and accountability for the local justice system, released its third quarterly report of the fiscal year chronicling the progress being made on justice reform efforts. Since November 2017, the Oklahoma County CJAC has focused on implementing