Friday, March 29, 2019
Today is officially Mom and Pop Business Owners Day in the United States. According to recent statistics, more than 3.6 of the 5.9 million businesses in America have less than five employees. Those numbers show that small business is the backbone of this country’s economy.
In honor of Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, here are some free online tools
Monday, March 25, 2019
With deliveries of the KC-46 Pegasus to the U.S. Air Force from manufacturer Boeing underway again, the first of 14 maintenance hangars for the aircraft are nearing completion at Oklahoma City’s Tinker Air Force Base.
While the in-flight refueling aircraft will be stationed in Kansas, flight crews will be trained in Oklahoma at Altus Air Force Base
Monday, March 18, 2019
On Sept. 12, 2017, Oklahoma City voters approved 13 bond propositions and two sales tax initiatives known as the Better Streets, Safer City projects.
The 10-year, $967 million bond package invests in streets, police and fire facilities, parks and other basic needs. It succeeds the 2007 bond program, which is almost complete.
The largest piece of the bond
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
With construction of three major projects underway, the downtown skyline is dotted with cranes, concrete piers, steel beams and new structures.
Steel beams are going up for the new MAPS 3 convention center, work is on schedule, and the facility is expected to open in 2020.
After months doing the underground work (building the pad, doing the plumbing and
Friday, February 22, 2019
With Oklahoma City Public Schools district facilities operating at 60 percent capacity and enrollment projected to decline over the next few years, it is clear that the status quo is not an acceptable way to approach the future of the district.
Yesterday, OKCPS Superintendent Sean McDaniel shared his recommendation of a Final Path forward for OKCPS to
Thursday, February 21, 2019
To help you strengthen your business, the Chamber is launching a new event on the first Friday of the month starting in March. Enlighten, a lunch-and-learn event that is part of the Business University suite of programming, will provide small business networking and education resources exclusively to Chamber member businesses. Event topics will offer easily
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