Research Foundation

 State Chamber of Oklahoma Research Foundation

The State Chamber Research Foundation is a research organization working in partnership with state business leaders, economists and university researchers to advance and fund public policy research that promotes the future of Oklahoma. The State Chamber of Oklahoma has had an affiliated research foundation since 1981. The State Chamber Research Foundation is a critical voice for improving Oklahoma’s pro-business climate. 

The State Chamber Research Foundation focuses our research efforts on serving as the driving policy force behind much of The State Chamber’s political agenda. As such, the State Chamber Research Foundation works with the membership and staff of the State Chamber in identifying the issues which impact the future growth and success of Oklahoma. The State Chamber Research Foundation then conducts or coordinates the research and publishes the results. This ultimately leads to the development and supporting of the positions regarding legislation adopted by the board of directors of the State Chamber.


OK2030 Initiative 

Despite incredible people and resources, Oklahoma lands near the middle or bottom of many national ratings of education, economic, infrastructure and health indicators. These ratings negatively affect our ability to attract new businesses to the state and provide the quality of life that Oklahomans deserve. OK2030 is an initiative of State Chamber of Oklahoma Research Foundation to put Oklahoma at the top of national rankings by the year 2030. Learn more about this strategic vision and action plan to move Oklahoma forward at

OK2030: Moving OK Forward

Interactive  Data Tools

For visually engaging and interactive data on business, economic, infrastructure and education issues, click here to visit the State Chamber Research Foundation's Tableau page

A-F School Grades   Oklahoma's Business Tax Climate Ratings



Click here to see all State Chamber Research Foundation research reports and publications.


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Dr. Jennnifer Lepard, Executive Director

Jennifer Lepard, DrPH, leads the State Chamber of Oklahoma Research Foundation and is also Vice President of Government Affairs for the State Chamber of Oklahoma, lobbying in the areas of health care, aerospace and technology. Jennifer began her career in policy working for the Oklahoma State Senate as a Legislative Analyst. Prior to the State Chamber, she also gained experience at a state agency and in private consulting. Jennifer has a Master of Public Administration and a Doctorate in Public Health and serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Oklahoma. 


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P O Box 53217 | Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3217

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