Chamber News

Legislative update: Information on regional transit legislation, economic development incentives, and more

Monday, April 12, 2021

This edition of the Greater OKC Chamber Business Advocate reviews legislative action on several Chamber priorities during March. These issues include: 1) working with Speaker Charles McCall (R-Atoka) on economic development disclosure legislation; 2) engaging with partners on gun legislation; 3) advancing Chamber-supported regional transportation

Interview w/ Chamber innovation expert Fay: 'You will get plugged in'

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

For several years, momentum around Oklahoma City’s entrepreneurship community has been growing. Every month it seems new resources become available, new initiatives are launched and local companies are being put on the national stage. Recently, VeloCity sat down with Evan Fay, manager of innovation and entrepreneurship for the Greater Oklahoma City

Aerospace industry producing $11.6 billion impact in OKC region

Monday, March 8, 2021

A new report released by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and RegionTrack shows that the impact of the region’s aerospace industry has grown significantly in the last five years, supporting the production of $11.6 billion in total output of goods and services in 2020. The study estimated there are 291 public and private sector establishments directly

2021 off to a fast start with pair of job announcements

Friday, March 5, 2021

Early in 2021, a pair of companies announced major projects in Oklahoma City, pointing to a strong year for the local economy. “Even though 2020 was rough for a lot of people, we are proud of how the community came together to provide resources to small businesses. We feel initiatives like the Small Business Continuity Program helped the local

OKC metro forecast for job growth in 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021

In 2021, the Oklahoma City metro should benefit from improved economic conditions as the nation gradually exits the pandemic economic reality and the bottom to the current energy cycle. Combined, these factors set the stage for a return to more traditional growth in 2022 as the Oklahoma City region builds upon pre-pandemic levels of economic activity.

OKC thanks our brave front-line COVID heroes

Thursday, January 28, 2021

via VeloCityOKC.com We asked, and you delivered. To all our brave front-line COVID heroes: THANK YOU! OKC appreciates you! The Chamber thanks the OKC Ad Club, https://okcadclub.com/, and especially RK One Productions, http://www.rk1productions.com/, for their help in this effort. Download social media images on the original VeloCityOKC story.

2020 announcements point to positive outlook for OKC

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Despite the pandemic, OKC saw a number of job-related and company expansion announcements in 2020 that bode well for our economic future. All told, Chamber-assisted companies accounted for 49 new-to-market projects and existing company expansions for a total of 3,866 new jobs, more than $212 million in payroll, average wages of nearly $55k and more than

Convention Center, Omni opening result of Chamber vision, planning

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The opening of the new Oklahoma City Convention Center and the accompanying Omni Hotel is a landmark moment for our community, and one that would not have happened without the Chamber’s efforts. More than 15 years ago, this organization began the work to assess our community’s competitive position in the meetings industry and began laying out