News & Updates

OG&E announces 5-megawatt solar expansion at Choctaw Nation/OG&E Solar Energy Center in Durant, Oklahoma

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E), a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), announced today that it will expand its Choctaw Nation/OG&E Solar Energy Center in Durant, Oklahoma by an additional 5-megawatts (MW), bringing the total solar capacity to 10 MW. OG&E will construct, own and operate the additional 5MW expansion, which is expected to come online by the end of 2021.

Local companies investing in OKC's future workforce

Friday, April 16, 2021

Students at a local high school are discovering their true potential and receiving valuable on-the-job experience thanks to more than 50 Oklahoma City-area companies. Located in northwest Oklahoma City, Chamber member Cristo Rey High School offers a unique blend of educational opportunities for students and families of limited economic means. Students

Oklahoma City ranks #3 lowest cost of doing business among large metros

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Moody’s North American Business Cost Review analyzed 53 Metro areas over 1,000,000 people and ranked various costs associated with doing business. Oklahoma City was ranked as 3rd overall for the lowest cost of doing business, as well as 1st for lowest energy costs. Ranking 3rd for lowest tax costs, Oklahoma City has a tax structure that is both

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

OKC makes recent '10 coolest cities with lowest cost of living' list

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Unsurprisingly, our city’s recognition continues to increase throughout the nation. With an 86.6 cost of living index combined with an array of attractions, culture, and entertainment, Oklahoma City made PureWow’s recent top ten list of “coolest cities with the lowest cost of living” in the nation. The article gives specific

Conventions rundown: What groups are coming to OKC soon?

Friday, March 26, 2021

As the world begins to emerge from the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, OKC is well-positioned to host groups, and with the advent of the new OKC Convention Center, the opening of the Omni Hotel, the recent expansion of ASA Hall of Fame Stadium and other assets, business has begun to pick up. As we move from spring to early summer, OKC will host quarter

Stories to tell: First Americans Museum announces opening

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

For so long, Native Americans have collectively been seen as one culture, the unique stories of the individual tribes lost to generalizations and stereotypes. When the doors open to the First Americans Museum (FAM), the rich traditions of each of the 39 Tribes in Oklahoma today will be shared with the world. “This place will create bridges, an

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