The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has been working closely with the City of Oklahoma City, The Alliance for Economic Development, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Governorís Office, and Oklahoma Career Tech to provide information and support to the company as they consider our market for this expansion.
More than 600 applicants have sought financial assistance through the program.
"It is such a surprise to come back and see all the different restaurants and boutique shops and all the businesses that had popped up. And I think the Chamber was obviously a huge part of that, but it just was a nice surprise, because it's not what I was expecting to come back to."
Senator Jim Inhofe joined us Wednesday morning for our latest call aimed at getting members and businesses information they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The call featured Alliance for Economic Development of OKC President and CEO Cathy OíConnor, Cameron Brewer, vice president at Bancfirstís Commercial Capital Division and Kent Faison, president of the Commercial Capital Division at Bancfirst.
Apply online April 6-17 for Oklahoma Cityís Small Business Continuity Program COVID-19 disaster relief funds
The website is live now with information about qualifications and supporting documentation. Applications will be accepted April 6-17, with funds available beginning in early May.
Many companies in Oklahoma are hiring people now or will hire more people soon to help keep up with customer demand.
According to the latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment dropped to 2.8% in the Oklahoma City MSA in December.