News & Updates
Monday, January 14, 2019
With more than 230 aerospace firms and a workforce of nearly 40,000 employees in the region, aerospace plays a key role in the Greater Oklahoma City economy. On Dec. 7, an audience of about 350 local officials and business leaders gathered at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center for the State of the Aerospace Defense Industry event.
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?
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
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,
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
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
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...
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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.