Chamber News

Chamber-assisted companies add 4,658 jobs in 2019

Monday, January 6, 2020

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber saw a successful year in 2019 as it continued to pursue economic development opportunities for the region. Greater Oklahoma City saw significant investment by companies in the Greater Oklahoma City region during 2019. In total, 4,658 new jobs are projected in the region including eight new recruitment projects, seven

A new and improved BetterLifeOKC launches

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s relocation and talent-attraction website, www.abetterlifeokc.com, has been relaunched with a new look and enhanced features aimed specifically at talent attraction. “The BetterLife website has been a great asset to us as a relocation website; but in talking with our companies, we realized we needed to

Staff Picks: our favorite pieces from VeloCity's first year

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Cynthia Reid, Sr. VP Marketing and Communications “Councilwoman Meg Salyer reflects on a decade of representing OKC's Ward 6” – March 22, 2019 I am so appreciative of Meg’s leadership and her impact on our community – she really shines in this article. “Take a quick peek inside the American Indian Cultural Center and

OKC promotes aerospace industry in Paris

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Not long after the Wright Brothers changed history with their first flight in 1903, the Paris Air Show has been the center of the aviation world every other summer. First held in 1909, the Paris Air Show is the largest aerospace exhibition in the world. Like years past, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber will head to Paris from June 17 to 23 as part of an

Legislative Session wrap-up

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The 2019 Legislative Session began with a bang, with the Legislature immediately focusing its attention on passing legislation to authorize the carrying of firearms (open and concealed) without a permit in the Oklahoma. In 2018, similar legislation was passed by the Legislature, but vetoed by Gov. Fallin. With the election of Gov. Kevin Stitt (who

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