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Economy / October 14, 2020

OKC picked as host site for 2026 NCAA men's basketball tournament

The NCAA has chosen Oklahoma City as the host destination for the 2026 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds. This collective effort will bring in an economic impact of $8.2 million and showcase Oklahoma City to national audiences.

By Chamber Staff
Economy / October 13, 2020

OSU engineering classes to start fall 2021 in DISCOVERY building

Oklahoma State University is planning to use the Baker Hughes Energy Innovation Center building in the Innovation District for research, engineering classes and activities connected to the OKC business community as it fills the workforce with ready-to-hire engineers. Classes are expected to start in fall 2021.

By Molly M. Fleming
Economy / September 29, 2020

Burns named CVB interim director

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.

By Chamber Staff
Economy / September 25, 2020

Air Force partners with OSU to advance engineering research

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

By Chamber Staff
Economy / September 25, 2020

More horse shows coming to OKC this year

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.

By Molly M. Fleming
Economy / September 23, 2020

USA Softball showing off updated complex

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.

By Molly M. Fleming
State of the City / January 18, 2018
Mick Cornett
Former mayor of Oklahoma City
I have had the good fortune to visit with mayors and chamber leadership from coast to coast. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is the best chamber of commerce anywhere.