News & Updates

Tackling the region's talent needs

Monday, August 20, 2018

Each year, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s economic development team meets with hundreds of local companies.

Q&A with Tim Tardibono, Executive Director of the OK County CJAC

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Since 2015, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has pushed for criminal justice reform in Oklahoma County and statewide. A key component of reform on a county level is the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC), an interlocal government council designed to institutionalize cooperation and planning for the criminal justice system in Oklahoma

OKC Streetcar system approaching launch

Monday, July 30, 2018

Recently, members of the Chamber’s OKC News Bureau got a chance to sit down with Michael Scroggins of EMBARK and Joel Garcia of Herzog Transit Services to hear about the streetcar system, how construction is progressing and where we’re headed as a future streetcar city--in addition to checking out a streetcar firsthand. Check out the article,

OKC adjusts judicial processes to cut incarceration

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The number of people put in jail in Oklahoma City for municipal charges has dropped more than 40 percent since 2015, Police Chief Bill Citty said.

And the number of days that detainees spent in jail declined even more, nearly 55 percent for the same period. The result is a significant economic savings to the city, Citty said.

“A lot of it’s just common sense policing and adjusting our judicial processes,” Citty said. “If you’re keeping people in jail, you’re not improving anything, especially if it’s because they can’t afford to pay and post bail.”

Chamber debuts ôVeloCity"

Monday, July 9, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 9, 2018) – The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber today launched a new online portal, VeloCity, designed to share the good news about what is going on in Oklahoma City, with features on local companies and those that lead them, economic news, business locations, events, ways to get connected to the community and more. Oklahoma

Ruling makes it easier for states to collect online sales tax

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Municipal and state leaders have been voicing dreams of internet sales taxes for years, and the U.S. Supreme Court granted their wish on Thursday.

Oklahoma Shines on global BIO stage

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

About 40 Oklahoma companies joined more than 16,000 people from 74 countries at the BIO International Convention in Boston last week.

As the world’s largest biotech conference, BIO brings together a blend of researchers, manufacturers, investors and service providers in the areas of drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology, agriculture and cell therapy.

Oklahoma City convention center construction begins this month

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday awarded a $168.2 million construction contract to Flintco LLC to build MAPS 3 convention center. Financed by the voter-approved, 1-cent MAPS 3 sales tax, the convention center is to open debt-free by June 2020.