Chamber News

Be informed and vote on June 28

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Now is the time to get informed on candidates who will help continue the positive momentum in Greater Oklahoma City.

Chamber achieves 2016 legislative priorities

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Despite the challenges of the state’s $1.3 billion budget shortfall, the Chamber achieved almost all of its legislative priorities during the 2016 session. 

HJR 1009 "Strict Scrutiny" constitution change shifts power from citizens and gives it to courts

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

MEMBER ALERT: Business owners and managers in Oklahoma need to call members of a conference committee considering final language for HJR1009. The Chamber engaged attorney Robert McCampbell to provide a review of the possible effects of HJR 1009 should it become law. Among other possible negative effects, McCampbell notes the following:

Chamber joins coalition to oppose HJR 1009 and HB 3098

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is part of a broad coalition united against two bills that would have disastrous effects on income-producing events and entities in Oklahoma.

Google X, Louisville mayor, and local projects featured at Mayor’s Development Roundtable

Monday, May 2, 2016

Join Mayor Mick Cornett at the 15th annual Mayor’s Development Roundtable from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 13 at the Cox Convention Center.  Registration is $95 per person. Those interested can register online at www.okc.gov/planning/roundtable.

Oklahoma City Schools Compact issues statement on superintendent

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education, district leadership, educators and community worked together for many months developing the vision laid out in The Great Commitment. The Oklahoma City Schools Compact and its members stand ready to help continue the positive momentum and direction resulting from this planning process. Acting Superintendent Aurora Lora will continue the positive momentum that exists in the district and allow for engaged work on challenges and emerging opportunities.

Deficient, congested roads cost OKC drivers $2,242 annually, report finds

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lack desirable safety features cost Oklahoma City motorists an additional $2,242 per driver annually due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays, according to a report released by TRIP, a national transportation research organization.

Oklahoma Legislature's push to end tax credits threatens various historical restoration efforts

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The sale of First National Center, the most anticipated redevelopment project in Oklahoma City since the reopening of the Skirvin Hotel, is being delayed until June as the buyers await the outcome of an effort to halt historic tax credits.