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.
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.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation $2.2 million to study a cellular protein’s role in reproduction and cancer.
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.