To expand and grow these critical components of Oklahoma’s economy. It is important to keep the small business and manufacturing communities engaged in policy making decisions which may help or hurt their ability to remain competitive and ensure an opportunity for growth.
Our Small Business and Manufacturers Coalition brings together members of these important sectors each fall to discuss issues faced by their industries and propose ideas that can be submitted to State Chamber Policy committees.
For more than twenty years, the State Chamber has also served as Oklahoma's Manufacturers' Association. Representing small, medium and large manufacturers at both the State Capitol and in Washington, D.C., we have focused our efforts on issues critical to manufacturers’ bottom line.
Speak as the unified voice of Oklahoma's manufacturers, advocating business-friendly legislation and regulations at all levels of government
Strengthen Oklahoma's existing manufacturing economy through pro-business legislation, business development communications and networking opportunities through various programs and activities
Educate our citizens, employees and the emerging workforce on the continuing importance of manufacturing in Oklahoma and associated career opportunities
Maintain strong, positive support for manufacturers, The Alliance for Manufacturing Excellence and the State Chamber
Address the issues of identifying, recruiting and retaining trained workers
Reduce the regulatory and statutory burdens on small businesses and manufacturers while assisting them in their efforts to comply with current laws and regulations
Support tax incentives, credits and other benefits that foster growth opportunities for Oklahoma’s manufacturing ecosystem and small businesses
Support efforts to streamline, simplify, and reduce paperwork and filings required by small businesses and manufacturers
Support pro-business lawsuit reforms that will improve the competitiveness of Oklahoma’s manufacturing sector including product liability reform
Preserve and defend Oklahoma’s Right to Work laws
Accelerate the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies in support of the MEP national network
Make permanent the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer programs
Support the Small Business Administration loan program and other efforts to empower small business growth
Promote efforts to improve sustainability practices within the manufacturing ecosystem