Oklahoma City

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber thanks Gov. Fallin for signing SB 1023

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber applauds Gov. Mary Fallin for signing Senate Bill 1023 into law on April 14. SB 1023 prevents local governments from mandating paid vacation days, paid sick leave days or a minimum wage different than that imposed by state law. “Allowing cities to mandate different leave and wage regulations would be a regulatory

Tulsa-OKC rail line studied

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Journal Record TULSA – Deciding on passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and Tulsa is like walking up to a buffet and trying to choose what to pile on your plate. State transportation officials describe many details and variables, such as speed, straightening dozens of curves, and upgrading 100 crossings on the 97-mile route. Add the

Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program extended

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Oklahoman Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill into law this week that will protect the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program and extend it until at least 2024. “The film rebate has helped to create jobs and bring millions of dollars in investment to the state of Oklahoma,” said Fallin in a news release. “I am pleased to sign the

State’s jobless rate declines

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Oklahoman Oklahoma’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in February — the state’s lowest unemployment rate in more than five years, according to data released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Unemployment in the state fell 0.2 percentage points to 5 percent in February, making it the state’s lowest

Dignitaries celebrate start of construction for UCO boathouse on Oklahoma River

Friday, March 28, 2014

A project to build a boathouse for the University of Central Oklahoma has long been in the works and is seen as yet another milestone for the Oklahoma River and the Boathouse District.

Aerospace tax credit extended

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – A tax credit that Oklahoma provides to aerospace companies that hire engineers would continue until 2018 under a bill that has cleared a Senate committee. The Senate Finance Committee voted 8-1 Tuesday for the bill by Tulsa Republican Sen. Mike Mazzei. Oklahoma offers a tax credit to companies on the salary paid

Energy-related research building projects set to begin as city approves jobs incentives for GE, Baker Hughes

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Oklahoman The GE research center is expected to produce at least 128 jobs to Oklahoma City. Baker Hughes expects to create about 475 jobs. Job incentives were unanimously approved Tuesday for two global companies that plan to start construction this spring on manufacturing and research facilities focused on high-tech products for the oil and gas

OKC goes the distance: City to host triathlon world championships

Monday, March 24, 2014

Oklahoma City has been selected as the site for the 2016 International Triathlon Union Long Distance Triathlon World Championships.