News & Updates

OKC metro forecast for job growth in 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021

In 2021, the Oklahoma City metro should benefit from improved economic conditions as the nation gradually exits the pandemic economic reality and the bottom to the current energy cycle. Combined, these factors set the stage for a return to more traditional growth in 2022 as the Oklahoma City region builds upon pre-pandemic levels of economic activity.

SpringboardVR founders launch enterprise-focused company ArborXR following sale of VR arcade management platform to Vertigo Games

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Oklahoma-based tech founders announced today the launch of ArborXR, a new enterprise-focused company emerging from the sale of SpringboardVR, a leading provider of VR venue management software and the largest content marketplace for location-based entertainment (LBE), to Vertigo Games, the multi-platform VR publisher and developer best known for “Arizona Sunshine”.

OKC thanks our brave front-line COVID heroes

Thursday, January 28, 2021

via We asked, and you delivered. To all our brave front-line COVID heroes: THANK YOU! OKC appreciates you! The Chamber thanks the OKC Ad Club,, and especially RK One Productions,, for their help in this effort. Download social media images on the original VeloCityOKC story.

2020 announcements point to positive outlook for OKC

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Despite the pandemic, OKC saw a number of job-related and company expansion announcements in 2020 that bode well for our economic future. All told, Chamber-assisted companies accounted for 49 new-to-market projects and existing company expansions for a total of 3,866 new jobs, more than $212 million in payroll, average wages of nearly $55k and more than

OG&E reads to 2,200 students for Martin Luther King Week of Service

Monday, January 18, 2021

In celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., OG&E employees are participating in a dedicated week of service. Beginning today and for the rest of the week, OG&E employees will virtually join 116 first grade classrooms in 62 schools across the communities they serve in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

OG&E named 2020 EEI Emergency Response Award recipient following severe summer storm and fall ice storm

Friday, January 15, 2021

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today announced OG&E as a recipient of its Emergency Response Award following power restoration from the July severe storm and October ice storm in 2020.

Convention Center, Omni opening result of Chamber vision, planning

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The opening of the new Oklahoma City Convention Center and the accompanying Omni Hotel is a landmark moment for our community, and one that would not have happened without the Chamber’s efforts. More than 15 years ago, this organization began the work to assess our community’s competitive position in the meetings industry and began laying out

RTA of Central OK to kick off transit system planning process

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

via VeloCityOKC After more than a decade of transformative growth, the Regional Transportation Authority of Central Oklahoma is holding its first Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Jan. 28 to kick off the development of a Transit System Plan for its six member cities. The development of a Plan is a significant milestone toward coordinated transit in the region