The Chamber will provide resources to businesses as they transition in their return.
Businesses with five or fewer employees located within designated Urban Renewal Areas may apply for a grant at www.ocura-ok.org for up to $10,000 through the Urban Renewal Authority Small Business Grant Program.
Fundera ranked Oklahoma City as the 13th-Best City for Freelancers in 2020.
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 Governor’s Office, and Oklahoma Career Tech to provide information and support to the company as they consider our market for this expansion.
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance and the Greater OKC Chamber, is compiling and verifying manufacturers which produce personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies, in addition to traditional medical supply companies, to be included in a directory.
Businesses should be aware of the guidelines provided by the Oklahoma City-County Health Department when considering re-opening as our community enters "Phase 1" of the White House's Opening Up America Again plan as of May 1.
More than 600 applicants have sought financial assistance through the program.
As the shelter-in-place order is lifted and the City enters the first phase of re-entry 67% of business proprietors said employee fear is the biggest barrier they’ll have to overcome as they move back to normal operation. The second most-pressing concern is a lack of coronavirus testing and screening, followed by a lack of hand sanitizer and a concern for legal liability.