News & Updates

Meet 2019 Chamber Chair Percy Kirk

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Chamber Chair Percy Kirk, Cox Communications, recently sat down with members of the Chamber's communications team to discuss the challenges and opportunities he sees on the horizon and what he hopes to bring to his role. The POINT!: How many years have you been involved with the Chamber, and how has that time shaped how you view the region? Percy Kirk:

Chamber-assisted companies announced 7,378 jobs in 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber saw a successful year in 2018 as it continued to pursue economic development opportunities for the region. In 2018, the Chamber worked on 122 successful economic development projects with 7,378 announced jobs and more than $495 million in capital investment in the Greater Oklahoma City region. “Oklahoma City is

Celebrate the launch of the OKC Streetcar

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Oklahoma City Streetcar, a voter-approved project funded by the MAPS 3 program, is set to open today after 21 months of construction and testing. The OKC Streetcar, which will cover 5.1 miles with two routes throughout downtown Oklahoma City, represents a new era in local public transit. Join Mayor David Holt and other civic leaders at 10 a.m. Friday,

Opportunity Zones create big potential in OKC

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act established the creation of Opportunity Zones to encourage long-term investments to help revitalize areas with lower median incomes. You can learn more about the ins and outs of Opportunity Zones here. Oklahoma City will have eight Opportunity Zones and those zones offer great development potential in some of the city's key

Food City - OKCís Foodie Transformation

Monday, December 10, 2018

OKC’s renaissance has been fertile turf for ambition. One result is redefining the restaurant arena. Oklahoma City isn’t a fly-over city — it's a food destination. A vibrant food culture has blossomed. Farmers markets are flourishing, and a flotilla of food trucks roams the city. Local food producers are attuned to diner appetites. The

Momentum builds in Oklahoma City for Boeing as it organically grows

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Critical mass is an attribute when you are working on growing your business. Boeing Co. has it several years after creating an engineering capability center in Oklahoma City that serves not only the U.S. Air Force, but other Boeing customers throughout the globe. Scott C. Strode, vice president and general manager of Boeing's aircraft... You can read the

OKC business leaders tour the Oklahoma County Jail

Thursday, November 29, 2018

At the heart of the progress being made on justice reform in Oklahoma County has been the business community. It was the business community, through the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, that created the special task force that led to the VERA Institute report and recommendations on changes that were necessary and timely for the county’s justice system.

TInker AFB selected for B-21 Raider maintenance and sustainment

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Air Force announced today that it selected Tinker Air Force Base to coordinate maintenance and sustainment of the B-21 Raider, the next generation long-range strike bomber. ”This announcement underscores how important Tinker Air Force Base is to the future success of the U.S. military,” said Roy H. Williams, president and CEO of the Greater