News & Updates

Pratt & Whitney announces OKC expansion

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Pratt & Whitney’s (P&W) Oklahoma City expansion plans, announced at the Paris Air Show, are the beginning of likely more aerospace growth in the metro, said Roy Williams, president and CEO at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. P&W is the world leader in design, manufacture, and service of aircraft and helicopter engines. The company

The Bricktown canal in its 20th year: a symbol of OKC's renaissance

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Bricktown canal is having a birthday party, and you’re invited! In fact, the entirety of OKC is invited! After all, what would Bricktown be like without its iconic canal? Difficult as that may be to imagine, that was the far-less-scenic reality up until only 20 years ago. So how did we get the canal in the first place? In 1993, the first MAPS

Scissortail Park opens in 100 days

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

In downtown Oklahoma City, two MAPS 3 projects are still under construction, but one opens in 100 days. The $132-million Scissortail Park will celebrate its grand opening later this year, with a live concert on the newly-named Love’s Travel Stops Stage and Great Lawn. The staff at the Park Management Company, which also oversees Myriad Gardens, is

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

OKC hits it out of the park with Women’s College World Series

Monday, June 3, 2019

When the first pitch is thrown on May 30 at this year’s NCAA Women’s College World Series it will be the 29th time the tournament has been held in Oklahoma City. The week-long event brings 70,000 spectators to OKC each year. As part of an agreement to keep the series at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex, the venue had to undergo millions of

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