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Economic Development Taxation Retail

... Purpose Monitor and analyze tax and economic development issues and legislation as to their impact on Oklahoma businesses and recommend policy to the State Chamber Board of Directors.    2020 Legislative InitiativesState AgendaProtect, expand and identify valuable economic development incentives by researching best practices in other states and allow IEC to review and propose new incentives to support emerging and existing industries to keep Oklahoma competitiveContinue to support and protect the pension reforms that lower Oklahoma’s unfunded pension liabilityAs part of an all-inclusive energy approach, support a tax structure for all energy development that protects existing investment and promotes new capital investment in OklahomaSupport reforms to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of both the Small E...


Small Business Manufacturers Coalition

...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 Manufacturing Committee brings together members of these important sectors each fall to discuss issues faced by their industries.Oklahoma's Manufacturers AssociationFor 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.2020 Legislative Initiatives​Speak as the unified ...


Publications

... All State Chamber Research Foundation PublicationsEconomic Impact of the Oil & Gas Industry on Oklahoma – Released September 2016Executive Summary: Economic Impact of the Oil & Gas Industry on Oklahoma – Released September 2016FY 2016: 2017 Full Funding Explanation2016 Accountability for a Competitive Econo...


Media Room

... Media Resources Issue Expert ResourcesPhotos, bios and areas of expertise for our issue experts are provided below. For media inquires, please contact Kinsey Westwood. Chad Warmington | Pre...


Issue Experts

... Advocating for the Issues That Impact Your BusinessOur staff includes a team of full-time, professional lobbyists who can help with legislative and regulatory issues that aff...


State Chamber Research Foundation Publications

... ACE FactsEach year, we publish Accountability for a Competitive Economy (ACE) facts. Historically, this data has been provided in booklet form. We now offer the data in series of online, interactive charts.  2017 ACE Facts  2016 ACE Facts 2015 ACE Facts2014 ACE Book2013 ACE Facts 2012 ACE Facts  2011 ACE Facts 2010 ACE Facts  2009 ACE Facts Industry and Economic ...


State Chamber and OKC Chamber Joint Agenda

... State Chamber, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber & Tulsa Regional Chamber Joint Legislative AgendaThe State Chamber of Oklahoma, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the Tulsa Regional Chamber stand united in support of the following legislative priorities. We recognize these policies as being key to Oklahoma's overall strength and economic vitality, and we will be lobbying in support of them in 2020.General IssuesEconomic Development ProgramsThe Chambers support retaining and strengthening the state’s premier economic/community development programs, which are critical in attracting new businesses to the state, helping existing companies to expand and encouraging investment in communities across the state. The Chambers will work to protect and improve the following key programs:Quality Jobs Act, 21st Century Quality Jobs Act, Small Employer Quality Jobs Act and the Prime Contractor Quality Jobs Act Governor’s Quick Action Closing FundAerospace Engineer Tax CreditInvestment/New Jobs Tax CreditHistorical Building Rehabilitation Tax CreditCybersecurity/Software Engineer Tax CreditAutomotive Engineering Tax CreditOklahoma Manufacturing (Ad Valorem) Tax ExemptionTax Reform The Chambers support the Oklahoma Incentive Evaluation Commission (IEC), which was established to evaluate all business tax incentives at least once every four years and make recommendations to the Legislature and Governor to ensure the accountability and effectiveness of Oklahoma’s tax incentives.  These evaluations will show whether tax incentives were successful, cost-efficient and how they can be improved to achieve the expected outcomes that benefit our communities and Oklahoma’s economy.The Chambers support an Oklahoma Angel Investor Tax Credit modeled after neighboring states in our region that are designed to boost capital investment in startups.  Early stage startups struggle ...


Morgan: Energy equals security (The Journal Record Monthly Column - March 2014)



Morgan: Exporting Challenges (Journal Record Monthly Column - August 2014)



State Chamber CEO: Long legal disputes hurt Oklahoma business