Warmington: Increasing the power of policy research

Ben Lepak has accepted the position of executive director of the State Chamber Research Foundation. Ben will help the State Chamber find, develop and implement solutions to benefit business in Oklahoma, which ultimately serves all our citizens' needs. Read More >>





Lepak: A road map to success

The State Chamber Research Foundation in 2018 launched a strategic plan called OK2030. Th goal was simple, but not easy: to identify the public policies that would catapult Oklahoma from the bottom of the rankings to the top by 2030. Read More >>





Peck: Change is the only constant

The State Chamber has seen incredible change during its history as the guardian of Oklahoma business. And despite new ways of working, new threats and new opportunities, our North Star remains the same. Read More >>





Warmington: Whose endorsement matters?

When you are deciding who to support, think about whether the candidate is backed by the people who know Oklahoma and work to make it a friendly business environment every day. Read More >>





Warmington: COVID-19 relief must focus on long-term

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, Oklahoma businesses struggle to operate safely while keeping doors open. The actions Congress takes should provide short-term assistance without causing long-term damage. Read More >>





Crouch: Developing a healthy business climate

Developing a healthy business climate leads to an increase in employment opportunities, an expanded tax base for the state and local communities, a higher standard-of-living and better access to various services. Read More >>





Investments needed for broadband solutions

We are a state of the people. When a need of all the people is not immediately met by the private sector, our instinct is to look to the state for a solution. Read More >>





Lawsuits could jeopardize recovery

Oklahoma businesses responded to COVID-19 pandemic with the Oklahoma standard. As our state opens back up, let's not pay our fellow Oklahomans back with a lawsuit. Read More >>





Certainty in Uncertain Times

After a few years away, I'm grateful to return to the State Chamber of Oklahoma, serving as its new president and CEO. Read More >>





Necessary Measures

The State Chamber’s Research Foundation through its OK2030 initiative has collaborated with economists and the business community to develop Oklahoma’s Comeback plan. Read More >>