Chamber News

Oklahoma City CVB Achieves Destination Marketing Accreditation

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced it has been awarded an internationally-recognized accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program.

Biotech event on clinical trials coming to Oklahoma City

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Here's something that I'd wager that most Oklahomans don't know.

Right now in Oklahoma, biopharmaceutical research companies are conducting more than 700 clinical trials of new medicines in collaboration with the state's clinical research centers and hospitals.

Of these trials, 487 target the nation's six most debilitating chronic diseases — Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes, mental illness, autoimmune disorders and cardiovascular disease.

American Turkic Business Summit to be held in Oklahoma City

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The American Turkic Business Summit will be held in Oklahoma City on March 8-9, 2016 to increase trade and investment levels between Turkic countries and Oklahoma. The summit will bring Turkish and local businessmen together for two days of education sessions, keynote presentations and networking opportunities.

An emerging tech center

Monday, March 7, 2016

Two decades after Oklahoma City embraced a groundbreaking initiative that remade the city through a series of pay-as-you-go projects, another initiative is emerging with implications for economic development. In October, the Brookings Institution announced that Oklahoma City is one of two pilot cities included in a study about developing an innovation district in an area of the city heavily focused on biotechnology research.

Chamber responds to death of Aubrey McClendon

Thursday, March 3, 2016

"We are shocked and saddened by the passing of Aubrey McClendon and join in prayer for his family," said David Rainbolt, Chairman of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. "The quality of life we have come to enjoy in Oklahoma City is due in no small part to his vision and generosity. Very few have the ability or the drive to change a community or state, much less the entire world as Aubrey did. In a way, this is an end of an era, but Aubrey would want us to build on his legacy as we look to the future. He belongs to the ages now, but we will never forget him."

Learn about OKC developments related to Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts at Chamber Forum

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hear from experts about Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts and what they mean for OKC. Spurring development has been the goal of Oklahoma City’s TIF districts. At the next Chamber Forum on Thursday, March 24, guests will hear from a panel of experts who will outline the mechanics of this financing mechanism, the success they have generated and

History in the making: Bill would suspend tax credits for some building rehabilitations

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – The state Senate Finance Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would cut a tax credit for developers who restore historic buildings.

Senate Bill 977 would put a two-year moratorium on the 20-percent tax credit awarded to developers who rehabilitate a historic hotel or newspaper plant building, or any other certified historic structure. State Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, wrote the bill.

OKC a preferred destination for visitors, conventions and outlook remains bright

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The latest issue of The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's monthly newsletter, The POINT!, is out. In it, read this story about optimism in the outlook for its convention and visitors business: "The outlook for the 2016 convention and visitor industry in Oklahoma City is bright, according to the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), a division