The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber announced today that Michael R. Burns, the current Vice President of Sales for the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, will serve as its Interim President following the retirement of Mike Carrier on Wednesday, Sept. 30.
The United States Air Force and Oklahoma State University have agreed to a five-year partnership that will develop cutting-edge research projects and create new educational opportunities for students and service members. The partnership will be enhanced by the cooperative engineering programs opening of OSU Discover building in the Innovation District
Because of event cancellations around the U.S., the Horse Show Capital of the World will get even more visitors. By the end of the year, shows will generate nearly $60 million in direct spending in the city.
With construction completed at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex, tournaments have returned. Though the NCAA Women’s College World Series was canceled this year, the city is still a “must-visit” destination for softball players.
This makes the second month in a row the metro has had one of the top-five lowest unemployment rates in the country.
Launch Metro OKC, which went live on Aug. 12, was built to service every aspect of the entrepreneur ecosystem. Users can find everything from educational content, connections with mentors, community discussions, events calendars and a whole lot more.
The OKC Convention and Visitors Bureau recently honored several Oklahomans and organizations at their 11th annual Hometown Heroes Awards.
In 2004, Oklahoma was ranked 49th in the nation for highway bridge conditions.