News & Updates

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

New Software Engineer Tax Credit passes

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Legislation to address an extensive statewide shortage of qualified software and cybersecurity engineers has been sent to the Governor. HB 2759 would provide a tax credit up to $2,200 annually for qualifying employees who receive a degree from an accredited institution, or $1,800 annually for qualifying employees who are awarded a certificate from a

Interview with Ward 5's David Greenwell: 'We can accomplish so much more when we work together'

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Ward 5’s David Greenwell was first elected to the City Council in 2011, twice winning reelection. He is a certified public accountant with more than 40 years of experience and a partner with RSM US, LLP. He recently took the time to sit down with VeloCity staff to talk a bit about his background, his experience on the Council, commuting via bike and

Internet eXchange Oklahoma City (iX-OKC) Launches in RACK59 Data Center

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Internet eXchange Oklahoma City (iX-OKC) has created Oklahoma’s first IXP peering fabric in RACK59 Data Center’s carrier hotel. The launch of iX-OKC will allow ISPs and content providers in the region to keep local traffic local by reducing the need to exchange traffic in larger carrier exchange markets like Dallas or Kansas City. This new addition to OKC’s connectivity landscape is expected to result in reduced latency and faster connectivity for Oklahoma network providers and enterprise users.

American Airlines announces nonstop service from OKC to Miami

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

American Airlines will begin nonstop service from Oklahoma City to Miami International Airport (MIA) beginning December 18, 2019. Miami is an American Airlines gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America and will provide customers with convenient connections to dozens of warm-weather destinations. Miami International becomes the seventh American hub served

Criminal justice advisory council reports on reform progress

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC), an interlocal organization formed to provide oversight and accountability for the local justice system, released its third quarterly report of the fiscal year chronicling the progress being made on justice reform efforts. Since November 2017, the Oklahoma County CJAC has focused on implementing

High-profile college baseball and softball power OKC spring sports calendar

Thursday, May 9, 2019

As the 2019 Philips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship tournament hits the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and the NCAA Women’s College World Series makes its return to USA Hall of Fame Stadium after it hosts the Big 12 Conference Softball Championship, Oklahoma City benefits not only from the availability of exciting, family-friendly, accessible