Chamber News

Carl Edwards named president

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Carl Edwards has been named president of the Oklahoma Business Roundtable.

OKC reports increase in sales tax collections

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sales tax collections in Oklahoma City for September were 16.7 percent higher than the same period in 2011 and 14 percent above city projections.

Studying the cities

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Oklahoma Gazette The Oklahoma City Council on Sept. 18 heard presentations on what can be learned from reviewing the successes and mistakes of other cities. Roy Williams, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, spoke of insights gained from the Chamber’s visits since 2005 to five cities out of state: Charlotte, N.C.; Nashville,

OKC panel picks designer of new convention center

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The citizens committee tasked with guiding development of a new convention center is sticking with a site chosen south of the Myriad Gardens after hearing a proposal that the location be reconsidered. 

British manufacturer to mark OKC opening

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Oklahoman Oil-field equipment manufacturer Centek Inc. today will celebrate the opening of its Oklahoma City headquarters. The company manufactures centralizers, which keep a drilling bit in the center of the well bore during oil and natural gas drilling operations. The new Oklahoma City company — at SW 36 and MacArthur Boulevard — is a sister

Oklahoma City Council hears peer cities’ development tales

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Patience, partnership, planning and compromise will be key elements in sustaining Oklahoma City’s redevelopment momentum if experiences in Fort Worth, Texas, and Charlotte, N.C., are indications.  

Oklahoma City Ranked No. 1 on Economic Strength

Monday, September 10, 2012

Oklahoma City continues to attract attention for its low unemployment and high private-sector job growth, ranking No. 1 on the On Numbers Economic Index for the month of September.

Chamber Announces New Economic Development Leader

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber announced today that Kurt Foreman will be joining the staff as Executive Vice President, Economic Development. The announcement follows a national search conducted by the organization.