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					July 2011                                                                                                     www.okcchamber.com


legislative priorities aCHieveD at Capitol
The 2011 session of the Oklahoma Legislature adjourned on May                	             Priority:		Enact	major	lawsuit	(tort)	reform
27. It was a very successful year for the Greater OKC Chamber, with
most all of its legislative priorities being achieved.
                                                                             	             rEsult:	significant	lawsuit	reform	
                                                                         	                 enacted,	including:	
   “The Chamber’s Government Relations team worked diligently
throughout the session to engage legislators,” said Bradley W.                   • $350,000 cap on non-economic damages in negligence
Krieger, Arvest Bank, vice chair of Government Relations for                       cases
the Chamber. “Thanks to the hard work of our team and the                        • Elimination of joint and several liability
commitment of our members to work with legislators, we were able
                                                                                 • Damages limited to defendant’s degree of fault
to accomplish many things during the 2011 session.”
                                                                                 • Other reforms including improved jury instructions and
    Following is a recap of the 2011 Legislative Session as it relates
                                                                                   class action petition requirements
to the Chamber’s priorities.
                                                                                                                          Continued on page 10


global Convention sHowCases oK’s growing
biosCienCe inDustry                 Last month, oklahoma’s	                 the	region’s	bioscience	employment	grew	17.8	percent	
                                    growing	bioscience	                  between	2001	and	2008,	outpacing	the	15.9	percent	growth	
                                    industry	had	a	delegation	           in	employment	nationally. The industry continues to provide
                                    of	more	than	70	–	including	         high-quality, high-wage jobs – with an average annual wage of
                                    oklahoma	Governor	                   nearly $50,000, more than $12,000 greater than the average
                                    Mary	Fallin	–	positioning	           private sector annual wage for Greater Oklahoma City. A	study	
                                    oklahoma	at	the	Bio	2011	            released	earlier	this	year	showed	that	the	bioscience	industry	
                                    international	Convention in          contributes	$6.7	billion	in	total	economic	activity	to	the	
Washington, D.C., the world’s largest conference for biotechnology       region,	supports 51,000 total jobs earning $2.2 billion in employee
industry professionals. Delegates included scientists, business          compensation, and generates $227 million in state and local
leaders, educators and economic development professionals.               taxes.
They spent four days promoting the accomplishments of the                   “The recent findings of our Battelle Bioscience study reinforce
growing Oklahoma bioscience sector, and made valuable business           how vital bioscience is to our economy,” said Roy H. Williams,
connections to continue the growth of this important industry.           president & CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, which
Governor Fallin’s appearance marked the first time Oklahoma’s            organized the trip. “We have new companies forming, new
governor has joined the delegation.
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   leaDersHip notes                                                                                                     2011 oFFiCers
                                                                                                                                CArl	EDWArDs
   A Gathering Place for Us and Them                                                                                       Price Edwards & Company
                                                                                                                                 2011 Chairman
                                                                                                                            DAViD	tHoMPsoN
   There has been a lot of conversation in our community lately                                                        OPUBCO Communications Group
                                                                                                                         Immediate Past Chairman
   about the construction of the new convention center, particularly
                                                                                                                             BruCE	lAWrENCE
   regarding the timing and where it should fall within the list of                                                            INTEGRIS Health
                                                                                                                        Treasurer / Corporate Secretary
   projects. A frequent theme in the conversations is that we should
                                                                                                                             ClAytoN	i.	BENNEtt
   build the other projects first because the convention center doesn’t                                                       Dorchester Capital
                                                                                                                         Vice Chair, Strategic Planning
   contribute to our quality of life in Oklahoma City. I would argue that
                                                                                                                             MArtHA	BurGEr
   quite the opposite is true. And my argument is based on factual                                                      Chesapeake Energy Corporation
                                                                                                                          Vice Chair, Education and
   data, not on my personal opinion.                                                                                       Workforce Development
                                                                                                                             PEtEr	B.	DElANEy
                                                                                                                              OGE Energy Corp.
      While a convention center is no doubt an important economic                     roy H. williams                 Vice Chair, Economic Development
   driver and generator for the visitor industry, there is much more                  President	&	CEo                            MArk	FuNkE
                                                                                                                           Bank of Oklahoma, N.A.
   to what a convention center brings to Oklahoma City. Since 1972                                                  Vice Chair, Community Redevelopment
   the Myriad, now the Cox Convention Center, has been our community’s meeting place. It is where we                          BryAN	GoNtErMAN
                                                                                                                                 AT&T Oklahoma
   celebrate with events like graduations, banquets and concerts. It is where we feed the hungry each                        Vice Chair, Membership
   year at Thanksgiving. It is where we meet to talk about business, or hold a prayer breakfast or even                       rHoNDA	HooPEr
                                                                                                                              Jordan Associates
   mourn our losses, as we did recently for Clara Luper. In fact, if you look at attendance and revenue          Vice Chair, Convention and Visitors Bureau
   numbers for the Cox Center, you would find that two-thirds of all attendees at the convention center                         PErCy	kirk
                                                                                                                       Cox Communications Oklahoma
   (340,000 of the total 520,000) are “us”, not out-of-town visitors.                                             Vice Chair, Marketing & Communications
                                                                                                                            BrADlEy	W.	kriEGEr
       Our community is growing fast, and this new convention center will serve as our city’s living                              Arvest Bank
                                                                                                                       Vice Chair, Government Relations
   room and dining room – where our family gathers and also where we host our guests. Each is vitally                          toM	j.	MCDANiEl
   important to our city. Let’s not put this off because it is for “someone else.” Let’s build this convention              Oklahoma City University
                                                                                                                         Vice Chair, MAPS Development
   center for ourselves – for the events we will share there, and for the economic benefit it will bring our                 j.	lArry	NiCHols
   city through visitor spending, more jobs in the visitor industry and a larger tax base.                                Devon Energy Corporation
                                                                                                                      Vice Chair, Forward Oklahoma City

                                                                                                                              roy	H.	WilliAMs
      The first MAPS initiative was not a success just because it built quality of life for residents. Yes,             Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
                                                                                                                                President & CEO
   that was undoubtedly critical – but it was also a success due to increased investment and additional
   quality of life amenities that were attracted through private investment. The convention center brings                    tHe point!
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   us a quality of life amenity and a tremendous economic generator. That is a goal we can all support.                        EDITORIAL STAFF
   This is a win-win: a win for economic development and a win for our quality of life.                                  Cynthia Reid, Jennifer Seaton,
                                                                                                                         Stefanie Appleton, Jill Harrison
   Sincerely,                                                                                                                        DESIGNER
                                                                                                                                     Elyse Fair

                                                                                                                                 297-8900
                                                                                                                        thepoint@okcchamber.com
                                                                                                                           www.okcchamber.com
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   Roy H. Williams                                                                                                     www.facebook.com/okcchamber
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expanD aerospaCe inDustry
                                                               The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, along with the Oklahoma
                                                               Department of Commerce, attended the International Paris Air Show
                                                               June 20-26. The delegation was led by Oklahoma’s Senior Senator James
                                                               M. Inhofe and Secretary of Science and Technology Stephen McKeever.
                                                               The Chamber shared a booth with community partners and Oklahoma
                                                               aerospace companies, including Pro-Fab, Inc. of Oklahoma City.
                                                                  “These trips give us the opportunity to share what sets Oklahoma
                                                               apart from other investment destinations,” said Robin Roberts Krieger,
                                                               senior vice president of economic development. “Our state is dedidated to
                                                               working closely with companies looking to invest here, and we are always
                                                               looking at industry-related research and development activity to see how
                                                               we can grow our aerospace industry and strengthen our companies.”
                                                                  Aerospace is one of Oklahoma’s largest industries, with 143,000
                                                               individuals employed at 500 companies.
                                                                   The International Paris Air Show has been the premier and largest
U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe watches a video on Oklahoma’s     worldwide event dedicated to the aviation and space industry for a
aerospace industry alongside Dave Wagie, Oklahoma Department century. With nearly 2,000 exhibitors, 138,000 trade visitors, 3,000
of Commerce and Jim Rice, Pro-Fab, Inc., at the Oklahoma booth journalists and 200 official delegations, the show is a key point of contact
at the International Paris Air Show.                           for the industry.


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To kick off another year of InternOKC, the Greater Oklahoma City
Chamber’s intern leadership program, the	Chamber	launched	a	
new	and	improved	GreaterGrads.com.
    Along with a fresh new design and easier-to-navigate content,
employers now have the ability to post and manage internship
listings via a convenient login. Employers	can	set	a	start	date	
and	end	date	for	internships,	as	well	as	an	expiration	date	for	
when	a	listing	should	be	automatically	removed	from	the	site.	
these	new	features	make	posting	and	managing	internship	
opportunities	even	easier.	
    “This site is a vital tool for both employers looking to hire
interns and students and graduates looking for internships,” said
Drew Dugan, vice president, Education & Workforce Development.
“Making the site more user-friendly for both groups will help us
be more effective in our overall effort to increase the amount of
successful internships in the Oklahoma City metro area.”
   Visit www.GreaterGrads.com to see the new site and post
internships for your company. Need help developing an intern
program at your company? Contact Drew Dugan at
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Above: By logging in, companies can create and manage their internship listing.
New management capabilities include setting a start and end date for internships,
as well as the ability to set an expiration date for each listing.

Right: Previous intern testimonials and a calendar of events help students
understand the importance of internships and stay up-to-date on intern events.
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                                                       upComing events                                                                             oF events
                                                                                                                                                register securely online at www.okcchamber.com/events
                                                                                                                                                July 12

                                                                                             sunset reCeption:                                  Sunset Reception
                                                                                                                                                time: 4 - 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                location: Metro Appliances & More,
                                                                                             July 12                                            220 NE 150th St.
                                                                                                                                                Cost: Admission is free. RSVP not required.
                                                                                             Networking plays a key role in the success         July 27
                                                                                             of today’s businesses. Don’t miss your             MegaLunch
                                                                                                                                                time: 11 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
                                                                                             opportunity to network with other Chamber          Location: Southern Nazarene University,
                                                                                             members and the public at the sunset	              6729 NW 39th Expressway
                                                                                             reception,	tuesday,	july	12,	from	4	to	6	          Cost: $35 for members; Reservations must be
                                                                                                                                                made 72 hours prior to the event.
                                                                                             p.m.,	at	Metro	Appliances	&	More,	220	NE	
                                                                                             150th	st.                                          August 3
                                                                                                                                                Practical Politics
                                                                                                                                                time: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
                                                                                             megalunCH:                                         location: Oklahoma City University,
                                                                                                                                                2501 N. Blackwelder

                                                                                             July 27                                            Cost: $30, includes lunch; Free to college
                                                                                                                                                students
                                                                                            Want to promote your business to the                August 9
                                                                                                                                                Member Orientation
                                                                                            maximum amount of people? Attend	                   time: 4:30 - 6 p.m.
                                                                                            Megalunch,	Wednesday,	july	27,	from	11	             location: Chamber offices, 123 Park Ave.
                                                                                            a.m	to	1:45	p.m.	at	southern	Nazarene	              Cost: Admission is free. RSVP to Christine
                                                                                                                                                Soileau at csoileau@okcchamber.com or
                                                                                            university,	6729	NW	39th	Expressway.	This           297-8961
                                                                                            fast-paced, intensive luncheon series that
                                                                                                                                                August 18
                                                       uses a computerized rotation schedule to make sure you reach a variety of people.        State of the Schools
                                                       You’ll have 90 seconds to promote your products and services to other Chamber            time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
                                                       members. With nearly 100 business people attending each quarter, MegaLunch is            location: Cox Convention Center,
                                                                                                                                                One Myriad Gardens
                                                       sure to help you maximize your networking opportunities.                                 Cost: $50 for members, $75 for non-members

                                                                                             praCtiCal politiCs
                                                                                             seminar: aug. 3
                                                                                               Want to run for office or know someone
                                                                                               who does? Come to Practical	Politics,	
                                                                                                                                                   register securely online for
                                                                                               Wednesday,	Aug.	3	from	8:30	a.m.	to	1	
                                                                                                                                                        Chamber events at
                                                                                               p.m.	at	oklahoma	City	university,	2501	
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                                                                                                                                                 www.okcchamber.com/events or
                                                                                               N.	Blackwelder, in the McDaniel University       e-mail register@okcchamber.com
                                                                                               Center, Great Hall. This half-day seminar                 with questions.
                                                       will educate and inspire anyone interested in running for public office. Learn about
                                                       becoming a candidate, running a successful campaign and more. Current and former
                                                       political leaders, including State Representative Scott Inman; Pat McFerron, CMA
                                                       Strategies; Doug Sanderson, Oklahoma County Election Board; Mayor Mick Cornett
                                                                                                                                                            http://twitter.com/okcchamber
                                                       and others will be on-hand to provide insight. Registration is $30 per person (free to       http://www.facebook.com/greateroKCChamber
                                                       college students).
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                                    oF tHe                       2011 CHamber golF
                                    sCHools:                     t urnament
                                    aug. 18                      Entertain	clients,	prospects	and	friends	
                                      Education reform is a      while	promoting	your	business	at	the	annual	
                                      priority in Oklahoma and   Chamber	Golf	tournament!
across the nation. At	state	of	the	schools,	thursday,	Aug.	
18,	at	the	Cox	Convention	Center,	one	Myriad	Gardens,	
from	11:30	a.m.	to	1	p.m.,	you’ll hear how Oklahoma has                         October 17 or 18
become a leader in early childhood education and how our                     Gaillardia Country Club
efforts to improve K-20 education compares to other states and                Team of four: $1,000
communities.
Individual tickets for this event are $50 for Chamber members    Receive even more recognition for your company
with advanced reservations and $75 for non-members. For          by being a hole and team sponsor for $1,400.
information on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase
corporate tables of 10 for $1,000, contact Meredith Manley at    Visit www.okcchamber.com/TRDC to contact a
297-8964 or mmanley@okcchamber.com.                              TRDC volunteer and sign up today!
Special thanks to Signature Sponsor: Cox Business.




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                                                       marKet your Company tHrougH trDC
                                                                                                                              Event	sponsorship	opportunities	include:
                                                                                                                              • Annual Meeting                      • Legislative Breakfast
                                                                                                                              • Breaking Through luncheons          • SchmoozaPalooza Tradeshow
                                                                                                                              • Chairman’s Events                   • Sunset Receptions
                                                                                                                              • State of the City                   •Golf-a-Palooza
                                                                                                                              • State of the Economy
                                                       TRDC Co-Chair Dick Tanenbaum, Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings, and
                                                       TRDC Vice Chair John Higginbotham, Bank of Oklahoma, celebrate the     looking	to	advertise	in	a	Chamber	publication?	Consider:
                                                       campaign’s progress at a Reward Session.                               • The POINT! newsletter         • Membership Directory
                                                       investing	in	sponsorships	and	advertising	available	through	
                                                       the	Greater	oklahoma	City	Chamber	will	get	your	company	or	            • Legislative Guide                     • Relocation Kit
                                                       message	in	front	of	business	leaders	across	our	10-county	                More than 100 TRDC volunteers are ready to help you find
                                                       region.                                                                the best marketing solutions for your company through a variety
                                                          With more than 5,000 members, the Chamber offers                    of sponsorships and advertising options. Volunteers can answer
                                                       advertisers a unique, business-minded audience. Take advantage         questions and provide price points on marketing opportunities for
                                                       of unique marketing opportunities by sponsoring one or more of the     dozens of Chamber events and publications. Visit	
                                                       Chamber’s many events. Several Chamber events are open to the          www.okcchamber.com/trDC	to	find	out	more.
                                                       public, giving your company even more exposure.
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global Convention sHowCases oK’s growing
biosCienCe inDustry
facilities being built and new discoveries coming out of Oklahoma                                    attended networking events and set one-on-one meetings with
every year. It’s important that we attend shows such as this one,                                    parties interested in Oklahoma’s bioscience industry.
so we can showcase our efforts to key players in the industry.”                                         All of the delegates’ efforts were marketed under the banner of
    The BIO International Convention saw an estimated 16,500                                         the Oklahoma Bioscience Association, an organization formed in
attendees from across the globe at this year’s conference.                                           2008 to promote the growth of the Oklahoma bioscience industry
Oklahoma delegates included representatives from Ardmore,                                            through partnerships between Oklahoma’s bioscience companies,
Edmond, Norman, Oklahoma City, Ponca City and Stillwater.                                            research institutions, scientists, economic development
Attendees helped staff the 1,600-sq.-ft. Oklahoma Bioscience                                         organizations and the larger business community.
Pavilion, complete with touch screen monitors showcasing                                                For more information about Oklahoma’s bioscience industry,
Oklahoma’s bioscience companies, infrastructure and assets.                                          contact Len Becker, manager, business development and
It was staffed by scientists and bioscience representatives who                                      bioscience, or visit www.okbio.org.
answered questions from prospective clients that were looking
at the possibility of doing business in Oklahoma. Delegates also

                                                                                Establishments	By	type                                         Expenditures	(as	a	percent	of	total)
    Non-Hospital	Bio	Employment
                                                                     Non-Hospital	Bioscience	sector	(okC)                                   Academic		life	sciences	research	and	
                     Agricultural                                                          Agricultural                                                 Development	
                     Feedstock &                                                           Feedstock &
                      Chemicals      Drugs &                                                Chemicals      Drugs &
                                                                                                        Pharmaceutical                                          Other Life Sciences
                         2%       Pharmaceutical                                               1%
                                                                                                             3%                                                         3%
                                       4%

                                                                                                                                                                               Agricultural
                                                                                                                                                                                Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                  23%
                                  Medical Devices                                                       Medical Devices
                                                                                                                                                  Medical Sciences
                                   & Equipment                                                           & Equipment
     Research, Testing                                                      Research, Testing                                                          36%
                                       24%                                                                   28%
      & Medical Labs                                                         & Medical Labs
          70%                                                                    68%
                                                                                                                                                                              Biological
                                                                                                                                                                              Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                38%




Greater	oklahoma	City	Bioscience	Employment	
Bioscience	subsector	.......................................................................#	Establishments	.................................................. Employment	
Total Private Sector .......................................................................................40,491 ................................................................... 520,777
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Agricultural Feedstock & Chemicals .................................................................. 2................................................................................. 63
Drugs & Pharmaceuticals ................................................................................ 10.............................................................................. 136
Medical Devices & Equipment.......................................................................... 82.............................................................................. 834
Research, Testing, & Medical Labs .................................................................. 196.......................................................................... 2,470
Total Nonhospital Biosciences......................................................................... 290.......................................................................... 3,503
Hospitals ......................................................................................................... 68......................................................................... 22,693
total	Biosciences	......................................................................................... 358	....................................................................... 26,196
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                                                       legislative priorities aCHieveD at Capitol
                                                       (ContinueD From page 1)
                                                           	        Priority:		Enact	comprehensive	workers’	                     	         Priority:	Protect	Chamber’s	transportation	
                                                       	            compensation	reform                                      	             priorities
                                                           	        rEsult:		Complete	re-write	of	oklahoma’s	                    	         rEsult:	oDot’s	Eight-year	Construction	Plan	
                                                       	            compensation	laws	                                       	             remains	intact	
                                                       • Adopted standardized system of medical care for injured             • $106 million appropriated to ODOT plus $70 million state bond
                                                         workers                                                               issue will protect ODOT’s eight-year plan
                                                       • New schedule of medical and hospital fees to reduce cost of         • Allows for timely completion of OKC area transportation projects:
                                                         treatment by five percent                                           • I-40 Crosstown realignment mainline (2012)
                                                       • Reductions in benefits and duration workers can receive             • Teardown of existing elevated portion of I-40 Crosstown (2013)
                                                         payments for certain injuries
                                                                                                                             • Lincoln/Byers Exit to connect Bricktown with Boathouse Row
                                                       • No benefits for work-place injuries for employees under               and Oklahoma River
                                                         influence of drugs or alcohol
                                                                                                                             • Construction of Downtown Boulevard (2014)
                                                       • Additional reform will be pursued in the future
                                                                                                                             • Other OKC area projects now on ODOT’s eight-year plan:
                                                           	
                                                           	        Priority:		Prevent	enactment	of	harsh	state	               I-235/I-44, Highway 74 north of Memorial, Crossroads
                                                       	            immigration	reform                                         Interchange
                                                           	        rEsult:		All	immigration	reform	legislation	                 	         Priority:		Protect	EDGE	(Economic	
                                                       	            defeated	                                                	             Development	Generating	Excellence)	FuND
                                                       • 23 immigration reform bills introduced                                  	         rEsult:		$150	million	in	EDGE	Fund	not	used	
                                                       • Chamber led effort to defeat legislation in order to prevent        	             to	address	state’s	budget	shortfall				
                                                         economic devastation caused by Arizona’s law; testified before      • Rep. Mike Reynolds introduced legislation to repeal the EDGE
                                                         Joint Task Force on Immigration Reform; spoke at Immigration          Fund and return its $150 million to the General Revenue Fund
                                                         Reform Forums
                                                                                                                             • The legislation did not receive a hearing and final budget
                                                       • Will likely be an issue again in 2012 as U.S. Supreme Court           agreement left EDGE Fund intact
                                                         recently upheld certain anti-business provisions of Arizona’s
                                                         2007 law as constitutional                                          • EDGE Fund will continue to generate economic development,
                                                                                                                               diversify economy
                                                           	        Priority:		Enact	“provider	fee”	legislation	to	
                                                       	            support	state’s	Medicaid	program                             	         Priority:		oppose	efforts	to	unreasonably	
                                                                                                                             	             restrict	bioscience	growth/research
                                                           	        rEsult:		Governor	signed	supplemental	
                                                       	            Hospital	offset	Payment	Program	(sHoPP)	                     	         rEsult:		legislation	proposing	ban	on		
                                                                                                                             	             embryonic	stem	cell	research	not	enacted	
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                                                       • Will allow the state to access federal matching funds
                                                                                                                             • Bioscience Industry annual economic impact in the greater OKC
                                                       • 77 of state’s 146 hospitals will pay 2.5 percent of revenues into
                                                                                                                               region: $6.7 billion
                                                         revolving fund
                                                                                                                             • Legislation making it a crime to conduct embryonic stem cell
                                                       • Will raise $150 million in state funds that will generate $200
                                                                                                                               research in Oklahoma passed the House (86-8) but not heard in
                                                         million in federal matching funds
                                                                                                                               the Senate. Issue is dormant until 2012
                                                       • Will stabilize hospitals, keep doctors from leaving the state and
                                                                                                                             • Criminalizing medical research will make it difficult to attract/
                                                         ensure quality health care for more Oklahomans
                                                                                                                               retain scientists and research dollars necessary to support
  10                                                                                                                           central Oklahoma’s thriving bioscience industry
    	          Priority:		Address	$16.5	billion	unfunded			
	              liability	in	oklahoma’s	pension	system
    	          rEsult:		significant	pension	reform	enacted,	
	              including:	
• Requirement that legislature fund (or not pass) cost of living
  adjustments expected to save $5 billion
• Mandated increase in retirement age for judges, teachers,
  elected and public officials                                         The Chamber’s Government Relations team worked throughout the
                                                                       session to lobby legislators on a variety of priority issues.
• Five pension reform bills signed into law expected to yield $6.8
  billion in savings
                                                                           	         Priority:		Advance	the	discussion	on	
• Chamber authored op-ed in The Oklahoman supporting                   	             allowing	people	to	vote	on	allowing	wine,		
  substantial pension reform                                           	             strong	beer	to	be	sold	in	oklahoma	grocery		
    	          Priority:		reinstate	the	Aerospace	Engineer		           	             and	convenience	stores
	              tax	Credit                                                  	         rEsult:		legislation	passed	creating	a	
    	          rEsult:		tax	credit	reinstated	effective                	             21-member	task	force	to	study	the	issue
	              july	1,	2011	                                           • Chamber met with industry stakeholders: liquor wholesalers,
                                                                         retailers, beer distributors, grocers, etc.
• Placed under moratorium by 2010 Legislature
                                                                       • Task force will be comprised of industry stakeholders,
• $5,000 credit for employees, employers; also tuition
                                                                         legislators,a Chamber representative
reimbursement provisions
                                                                       • Goal: draft legislation for 2012 session to allow people to vote
• Will support the workforce demands of growing aerospace
                                                                         on issue in November 2012
industry, keep new engineers from leaving Oklahoma.
                                                                       • If passed, will bring significant upscale retailers to the state
• One of first bills signed by Governor Fallin

    	         Priority:		Protect	key	economic	development	         	                 Priority:		Pass	legislation	to	allow	state	
	             incentive	programs	from	repeal                     	                   bonds	to	be	issued	to	partially	fund		
                                                                 	                   completion	of	AiCCM
   	          rEsult:		All	key	incentives	protected	
                                                                   	                 rEsult:		legislation	not	brought	up	for	a	
• 16 critical economic development incentive programs identified 	                   vote	–	future	funding	for	completion	of		
  by Chamber                                                     	                   American	indian	Cultural	Center	&	Museum		
• Three categories: Premier Incentives, Foundational Incentives  	                   (AiCCM)	is	uncertain	
    and Industry Specific Incentives
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                                                                       • Legislation proposed allowing issuance of $38.5 million in state
• All incentive programs identified by the Chamber were protected        bonds to be matched by $40 million in privately raised funds
  from repeal or moratorium
                                                                       • Approx. $82 million raised or committed to AICCM, approx. $78
• Legislation passed to create a task force to study incentives will     million necessary to complete
  begin meeting later this year
                                                                       2011 marked second year in a row legislation to help complete
                                                                       this project was not enacted



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                                               supply Drive to beneFit
                                               publiC sCHools FounDation
                                               the	Greater	oklahoma	City	Chamber	and	American	Fidelity	Foundation	
                                               are	sponsoring	a	one-day	downtown	school	supply	drive	to	benefit	the	
                                               Foundation	for	oklahoma	City	Public	schools	in	conjunction	with	the	
                                               Chamber’s	annual	state	of	the	schools	event.
                                                  Guests attending the luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 18, can bring school
                                               supplies to the event or drop them off at downtown collection boxes.
                                               Collection boxes will be placed in the following locations:
                                                 •Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson Ave.
                                                 •First National Center, 120 N. Robinson Ave.
                                                 •Cotter Ranch Tower (Chase Tower), 100 N. Broadway Ave.
                                                  the	Chamber	is	encouraging	businesses	located	outside	of	the	
                                               downtown	area	or	those	who	will	not	be	attending	the	event	to	collect	
                                               supplies	at	their	offices	and	drop	them	off	at	the	Chamber	offices,	123	
                                               Park	Ave.,	from	thursday,	Aug.	11	until	thursday,	Aug	18.	Visit
                                               www.okcchamber.com/stateoftheschools to get more information about the
                                               event on Aug. 18 and to download a poster for the supply drive.




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Nearly 50 representatives from the Greater Oklahoma City
Chamber recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit with
Oklahoma’s congressional delegation and Pentagon officials.
The representatives included Mayor Mick Cornett, members of
the Chamber, Tinker Air Force Base officials, Chamber staff and
others.
   “Oklahoma City has vital interests in the work being done in our
nation’s capital,” said Mayor Mick Cornett. “It is important that
we take this trip to spend time with our delegation and hear how
they are working for Oklahoma City. It is equally important for us to
share with them the work we’re doing on their behalf back home.”
    A reception hosted by the Chamber attracted not only
Oklahoma’s congressional delegation, but also top-level Pentagon
officials, including the top four Air Force officials where they spoke
to the group about the importance of Tinker and Oklahoma City.
    “The relationship between Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
City and the Air Force is strong,” said Peter B. Delaney, OGE
Energy Corp. “The way Oklahoma City works to support Tinker and          Sen. Tom Coburn addresses members of the Greater Oklahoma City
                                                                         Chamber during the Chamber’s annual visit to Washington, D.C.
its efforts resonates with the Air Force, and it’s shown in their
participation in our events.”


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Convention & visitors bureau spotligHt:
worlD Cup oF soFtball returns to                                                       Hot	summer	Exhibits	at	the	
oKlaHoma City                                                                          oklahoma	History	Center
                                                                                       Stay cool while learning about cars, cowboys and
Premier international softball events welcome players from around the world
                                                                                       classic style.

                                                                                       oklahoma	Driven:	Cars,	Collectors	and	the	Birth	
                                                                                       of	the	oklahoma	Highway	Commission
                                                                                       Through March 2012
                                                                                       “Oklahoma Driven” features one-of-a-kind, brass-
                                                                                       era automobiles from the personal collections of
                                                                                       Sooner Regional chapter members of the HCCA.
                                                                                       Hear their stories as they relate their car restoration
                                                                                       experiences. Coupled with the story of Oklahoma’s
                                                                                       early highway development, these collectors and
                                                                                       their antique automobiles illustrate the early
Nineteen	international	softball	games,	including	the	slow	pitch	Border	Battle	         formation of America’s pervasive car culture.
iii,	will	take	place	during	the	World	Cup	of	softball	Vi	july	21-25	at	the	            The fascinating designs of these automobiles are
                                                                                       accentuated by scenes of early Oklahoma roadways
Amateur	softball	Association	(AsA)	of	America	Hall	of	Fame	Complex.	The event,         as well as by artifacts relating to driving these
sanctioned by the International Softball Federation, features premiere international   machines and building the roadways they traveled.
women’s fast pitch teams from Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Great Britain,
Japan and the United States. Men’s slow pitch teams from Canada and the USA will       Pickin’	and	Grinnin’:	roy	Clark,	“Hee	Haw”	and	
also play in Oklahoma City.                                                            Country	Humor
                                                                                       Through May 2012
   “The World Cup of Softball is the premier event in international women’s fast       The Oklahoma History Center is giving a “salute!”
pitch softball, and the Border Battle is the top event in men’s slow pitch. We could   to the long-running country variety show with the
not be more excited to welcome players from around the country and around the          new exhibition “Pickin’ and Grinnin:’ Roy Clark, ‘Hee
world to our stadium this July,” said ASA Executive Director Ron Radigonda. “the	      Haw’ & Country Humor”. The 3,000-sq-ft exhibit
                                                                                       features recreations of the “Hee Haw” cornfield,
people	of	oklahoma	City	have	been	incredibly	supportive	of	our	sport	for	many	         barbershop and porch sets, spotlights the more than
years.	When	our	athletes	walk	on	to	the	field	with	‘usA’	across	their	chests	this	     40 Oklahoma stars who performed on the series,
summer,	we	know	the	community	will	be	in	the	stands	to	cheer	them	on.	the	             and traces the roots of the show’s rural humor back
atmosphere	is	what	makes	the	World	Cup	such	an	incredible	experience	for	              to 1920s tent shows and the early days of radio and
athletes	and	fans.”	                                                                   television.

   For its sixth run in Oklahoma City, the World Cup will feature the 2011 USA         the	return	of	Elegance:	An	Evening	Wear	
Softball Women’s National Team with other teams scheduled to appear: 2008              Collection	
Olympic Bronze Medalist Australia, 2010 International Softball Federation (ISF)        Mid-July 2011 through 2012
Women’s World Championship Bronze Medalist Canada, 2009 European Softball              This exhibit will showcase more than 25 evening
                                                                                       gowns from the textile collection of the Oklahoma
Federation (ESF) Women’s Championship Bronze Medalist Czech Republic, 2009 ESF
                                                                                       Historical Society. Many of these gowns were worn
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Women’s Championship Silver Medalist Great Britain, and 2008 Olympic Champion          by Oklahoma women at inaugural balls, society
Japan. On Saturday afternoon, the men’s slow pitch Border Battle will return as USA    events and other special occasions. Also featured
and Canada will face off for the third time in a much anticipated rivalry match up.    in the exhibit will be fashion accessories including
                                                                                       footwear and evening bags.
    All-session tickets, which are $275 and $325 for the Ultimate Fan Zone seating
                                                                                                   For	more	information,	go	to		
in the first three rows of the stadium, $75 for other reserved seating and $40 for
                                                                                                    www.okhistorycenter.org.
general admission seating, can be purchased online now at SoftballOutlet.com or by
calling 800-654-8337. Single session general admission tickets are also available.


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                    Learn more about the CVB and upcoming events in Oklahoma City at www.visitokc.com.
                                                                                                                         welCome new members!
                                                       Advanced	Body	scan                                   Lead Investor                         Bronze         First	Mortgage	Company                           land	run	Commercial	real	Estate	
                                                       MEDICAL - IMAGING SERVICES                           Camelot Roofing and Construction                     MORTGAGES                                        Advisors
                                                       Mr. Larry Trucano ...................242-1390        CONTRACTORS - ROOFING                                Ms. Shelley Pruitt...................842-8090    REAL ESTATE - COMMERCIAL
                                                       13900 N. Portland Ave., Suite 100                    Mr. Ted Webb ............................ 329-7663   415 N. Broadway Ave.                             Mr. Johnathan W. Russell .......231-5700
                                                       Oklahoma City, OK 73134                              3100 Creekwood Court                                 Oklahoma City, OK 73102                          114 N.W. 6th St., Suite 206
                                                       www.advancedbodyscan.net                             Norman, OK 73072                                     www.firstmortgage.com                            Oklahoma City, OK 73102
                                                                                                            www.camelotroofs.com                                                                                  www.lrcre.com
                                                       Allstate	roofing	&	Construction                                                                           Four	star	Fitness
                                                       ROOFING / ROOFING CONTRACTORS                        Carpet	Concepts,	llC                                 FITNESS CENTERS AND TRAINING                     legacy	Express	Car	Wash
                                                       Mr. Brett Rostochil .................550-9289        FLOOR COVERINGS                                      Mr. Kevin McBride..................496-8792      CAR WASHING & POLISHING
                                                       11316 Cedar Hollow Rd.                               Ms. Sharon K. Dosser ............722-7373            6900 N. May Ave.                                 Ms. Scarlett Shorter ...............632-4616
                                                       Oklahoma City, OK 73162                              8200 N. Glade Ave.                                   2618 N.W. 67th St.                               2125 S.W. 104th St.
                                                       www.allstateroofingokc.com                           Oklahoma City, OK 73132                              Oklahoma City, OK 73116                          Oklahoma City, OK 73159
                                                       Americo	oil	Company                                  Cascade	oil,	llC                                     Freeny	law	Group,	llC                            Lead Investor                         Bronze
                                                       OIL & GAS SERVICES                                   OIL & GAS EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION                   ATTORNEYS / LAWYERS                              MS Energy Services
                                                       Mr. Som Sengupta .................810-0686           Mr. Lawrence M. Nilsen .........348-7296             Mr. Scott Freeny .....................471-2392   OIL & GAS FIELD SERVICES
                                                       832 N.W. 50th St.                                    6803 Forest Creek Dr.                                P.O. Box 5115                                    Mr. Carthan Heard .................... 680-7570
                                                       P.O. Box 18964                                       Edmond, OK 73034                                     Edmond, OK 73083-5115                            3800 S. Thomas Rd.
                                                       Oklahoma City, OK 73154                                                                                   www.freenylaw.com                                Oklahoma City, OK 73179
                                                       www.americo-usa.com                                  Character	First                                                                                       www.msenergyservices.com
                                                                                                            TRAINING PROGRAMS                                    Hefner	Eye	Care	&		
                                                       Auto/lock	Automotive	locksmith                       Mr. Steven Menzel .................815-0001          optical	Center,	llC                              Gregory	A.	Mckenzie,	PC
                                                       AUTOMOBILE REPAIRING & SERVICE                       13800 Benson Rd., Suite 206                          OPTOMETRISTS (O.D.)                              ATTORNEYS / LAWYERS
                                                       Mr. Timothy A. Peak ...............942-8101          Edmond, OK 73013                                     Dr. Kimberly Hefner ................728-8853     Mr. Gregory A. McKenzie ........330-2221
                                                       8617 S. Independence Ave.                            www.characterfirst.com                               5757 N.W. 132nd St.                              19100 Saddle River Dr.
                                                       P.O. Box 891438                                                                                           Oklahoma City, OK 73142                          Edmond, OK 73012
                                                       Oklahoma City, OK 73189-1438                         Clean	Energy	Fuels                                   www.hefnereyecare.com
                                                                                                            NATURAL GAS, PROPANE, AND ELECTRIC                                                                    Paul	Davis	restoration
                                                       B&W	solar	Air	Manufacturing                          VEHICLES AND COMPRESSORS                             Hideaway	Pizza                                   FIRE & WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION
                                                       MANUFACTURERS                                        Mr. Ken Nicholson ........ (214) 572-6580            RESTAURANTS                                      Ms. Ashley Atashi ..................751-2939
                                                       Ms. Kathryn Wood ..................390-4408          8117 Preston Rd., Suite 202                          Ms. Janie Harris                                 13770 N. Lincoln Blvd.
                                                       17001 S.E. 29th St.                                  Dallas, TX 75225                                     901 N. Broadway Ave.                             Edmond, OK 73013
                                                       Choctaw, OK 73020                                    www.cleanenergyfuels.com                             Oklahoma City, OK 73116                          www.pauldavisrestorationoklahoma.com
                                                                                                                                                                 www.hideawaypizza.com
                                                       Bella	salon,	llC                                     Cliff	staude	insurance	Agency,	inc.                                                                   Penn	Machine,	inc.
                                                       BEAUTY SALONS / BARBER SHOPS / SPAS                  INSURANCE                                            inoveon	Corporation                              OIL FIELD EqUIPMENT / SUPPLIES
                                                       Ms. Tammy L. Cole ................359-0589           Mr. Charles Wilson .................528-4887         MEDICAL RESEARCH                                 Mrs. Donna Dugan .................789-0084
                                                       21 E. 4th St.                                        2712 N. Pennsylvania Ave.                            Mr. G. Carl Gibson ..................271-9025    8513 S.W. 2nd St.
                                                       Edmond, OK 73034-3825                                Oklahoma City, OK 73107                              800 Research Parkway, Suite 370                  Oklahoma City, OK 73128
                                                                                                                                                                 Oklahoma City, OK 73104
                                                       Benefits	select,	llC                                 Cosmetic	surgical	Arts	&	                            www.inoveon.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Board of Advisors                     Bronze
                                                       INSURANCE AGENTS, BROKERS AND                        rejuvenation	of	oklahoma                                                                              Pitzer’s Lawn Management, Inc.
                                                       SERVICE                                              PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS - COSMETIC &                   jazmo’z	Bourbon	st.	Cafe                         LAWN AND GARDEN SERVICES
                                                       Mr. Clint Franklin ...................206-3739       RECONSTRUCTIVE                                       RESTAURANTS                                      Mr. David J. Pitzer ..................... 844-8908
                                                       2500 S. Broadway, Suite 132                          Ms. Theresa Hites ..................607-1333         Mr. Clayton Robertson ............232-6666       11401 S. Broadway Ave.
                                                       Edmond, OK 73013-4039                                12324 St. Andrews Drive                              100 E. California Ave.                           Edmond, OK 73034
                                                                                                            Oklahoma City, OK 73120                              Oklahoma City, OK 73104                          www.pitzerslm.com
                                                       Bombardier	transportation                            www.cosmeticsurgicalartsokc.com                      www.jazmoz.com
                                                       RAILROAD CAR MANUFACTURERS                                                                                                                                 PortoFino’s	italian	restaurant
                                                       Mr. Brian Murphy ......... (732) 241-9283            Davis	truck	service                                  keepa,	llC                                       RESTAURANTS
                                                       4 Fayette Lane                                       TRUCK SALES & SERVICE                                OIL & GAS EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION               Mr. Franki Misini ....................601-8869
                                                       Aberdeen, NJ 07747                                   Mr. Dale Davis .......................794-5092       Mr. Larry Davis ......................536-2636   4700 W. Reno Ave.
                                                       www.bombardier.com                                                                                                                                         Oklahoma City, OK 73127
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                                                                                                            3409 E. I -240 Service Rd.                           101 N. Robinson Ave., Suite 1000
                                                                                                            Oklahoma City, OK 73135                              Oklahoma City, OK 73102                          www.portofinositalian.com
                                                       Board of Advisors                     Bronze         www.ddtrucksonline.com
                                                       Brown Mackie College                                                                                      lampton	Allen	training,	llC                      red	Plains	Professional,	inc.
                                                       SCHOOLS - UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES                    Xtreme	liners	of	okC                                 HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES /                        ENGINEERS - CIVIL
                                                       Dr. Debi O’Dea .......................... 621-8000   TRUCK ACCESSORIES                                    CONSULTING                                       Mr. Mark Farris, P.E. ...............341-4031
                                                       7101 N.W. Expressway, Suite 800                      Mr. Rudy Inselman .................943-7466          Ms. Lisa Lampton Allen .........760-0683         2933 S. Bryant Ave.
                                                       Oklahoma City, OK 73132                              410 S. Eagle Lane                                    2909 quail Creek Rd.                             Edmond, OK 73013-6137
                                                       www.brownmackie.edu                                  Oklahoma City, OK 73128                              Oklahoma City, OK 73120                          www.red-plains.com
                                                                                                            www.xtremeliners.com                                 www.lamptonallentraining.com




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                                                               recognizing members who take a special leadership role
                                                         in financing the Chamber’s operations at significantly higher levels.
                                                       each lead investor is highlighted with a blue box and identified as a
                                          platinum, gold, silver or bronze lead investor. board of advisor members are identified as well.


       restek,	inc.                                      sol-tec	roofing	&	Alternative	                  u.s.	technologies
       WATERPROOFING                                     Energy	solutions                                SECURITY SYSTEMS / SECURITY GUARDS
       Mr. Ellery N. Brown ................330-3950      CONTRACTORS - ROOFING                           Mr. Eric Johns ........................316-9756
       6601 Boucher Dr.                                  Ms. Carissa Seal....................562-8718    201 N. Centennial Way
       Edmond, OK 73034                                  5617 N. Classen Blvd.                           Mustang, OK 73064
                                                         Oklahoma City, OK 73118                         www.ustechnologiesok.com
       rodeo	opry                                        www.soltecroofing.com
       AMUSEMENT / ENTERTAINMENT /                                                                       unishippers
       ATTRACTIONS                                       Board of Advisors                  Bronze       DELIVERY SERVICES
       Ms. Cindy Scarberry...............297-9773        STK                                             Mr. Terry Cradduck .................793-2792
       2221 Exchange Ave.                                OIL & GAS PROPERTIES                            205 S.E. 34th St.
       Oklahoma City, OK 73108                           Mr. Sanjit Bhattacharya ............ 848-2435   Moore, OK 73160
       www.ohfo.org                                      2017 Woodcrest Lane                             www.unishippers.com
                                                         Edmond, OK 73034
       schelly’s	Aesthetics                                                                              WPs,	inc.
       COSMETICS                                         tompkins	&	tompkins,	llC                        COMPUTER EqUIPMENT - SALES, SERVICE
       Ms. Schelly Hill ......................751-8930   HEALTH SERVICES                                 & CONTRACT MAINTENANCE
       12028 N. May Ave.                                 John F. Tompkins, II, MD .........752-8401      Mr. Jermaine Harrison, CSE, SMB .........
       Oklahoma City, OK 73120                           3024 Stonybrook Rd.                             .................................... (580) 332-6601
       www.permcosmetics.com                             Oklahoma City, OK 73120                         3100 Arlington St.
                                                         www.thetruthaboutourhealth.com                  Ada, OK 74820-3059
       shield	Manufacturing	inc.	                                                                        www.wpsinc.com
       Corporation                                       us	identity	theft	solutions,	llC
       PACKAGING - INDUSTRIAL                            SECURITY SERVICE & SYSTEMS                      Wealth	Path	investment	Advisors
       Ms. Kathleen Oliver................677-6222       Mr. Clarence Harmon .............626-8255       INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES
       1142 S.E. 29th St.                                2512 S.W. 69th St.                              Mr. Brent Harless ...................562-3963
       Oklahoma City, OK 73129                           Oklahoma City, OK 73159                         16428 Oconee Creek Dr.
       www.shieldmfg.com                                 www.usidtsolutions.com                          Edmond, OK 73013
                                                                                                         www.mywealthpath.net


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                                                       granD openings
                                                                                                                                                          Congratulations	to	the	following	Chamber	members	on	their	
                                                                                                                                                                 recent	Grand	openings	&	Groundbreakings!
                                                                                                                                                          All Chamber members are welcome to attend Grand Openings.
                                                       To view more photos, see the schedule of upcoming Grand Openings or subscribe to the Grand Openings calendar, visit www.okcchamber.com/grandopenings.




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                                                                  440 N.W. 11th St.                                                      5701 S.W. 5th St.                                      619 S. Lewis St.
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                                                                      Economic Indicators
                                                                       Economic Indicators
                                                                                 Economic Indicators
                                                                               eConomiC inDiCators

                                                     How are we Doing oKC?
                                                                                                                                Real GDP 2008-09
                                                                                                    Metro Percent Change in of Living Index
                                                                                                             Oklahoma City CostCost of Living Index
                                                                                                                  Oklahoma City
                          Focus in Cost ofon Cost of Product
                                   Focus Living
              Oklahoma City #1 on Gross DomesticLiving                                                           Below The Nation For Q1-2011
                                                                                                           11% 11% Below The Nation For Q1-2011
                             FoCus	oN	Cost	oF	liViNG
                   Large Metro Oklahoma City, you would have to
     If you are earning $50,000 inPercentage Growth you would have to
                    If you are earning $50,000 in Oklahoma City,
      If you ranked $77,100 in $77,100#1 among large metro
             salary earn salary of in Oklahoma City, maintain your to earn
                     of
     earn a are earninga$50,000Washington, D.C. toyouD.C. to maintain your100
                                             in Washington, would have
      •OKC
                         of overall and (after-tax
     current standard#3living (after-tax dollars). dollars).
                                                                                                                100
                    current standard of livingD.C. to maintain your current
      a salary ofin percentage change in real GDP
      markets $77,100 in Washington,                        ,                 95                                 95
      standard of living (after-tax dollars). metro output during
                     a 14.5% increase in
      registering Check out the Cost of Living Calculator at www.okcchamber.com –
                                                                              90                                 90
     Check out the Cost of Living Calculator at www.okcchamber.com –
                               period (most
      2008-2009 study Oklahoma City recent data                               85                                 85
                    Moving out
     Moving to Oklahomato the Cost of Living Calculator at
                      Check City
      available). to compare other cities.                                    80                                 80
     to compare other cities.
                www.okcchamber.com – Moving to Oklahoma City
      •80 of the top 100 to compare othersuffered a decline
                                U.S. markets cities.
      over same time period.
         •If Oklahoma City were a country,Where You Live Matters! Q1 - 2011 Average Price Report – ACCRA - www.coli.org
                                              it would be the
                                 Where You Live Matters! Q1 - 2011 Average Price Report – ACCRA - www.coli.org
         118th largest economy in the world. Rent
                                        Apartment         Take-Out      Total Energy Bill    Doctor         2 Liter Bottle                                  Half Gallon Milk    Saturday Night Movie
                                        Apartment Rent              Take-Out         Total Energy Bill
                                                                                 Pizza                           Doctor    Visit    2 Liter Bottle
                                                                                                                                                Coke   Half Gallon Milk    Saturday Night Movie
                                                                                                                                                                                     Ticket
         Sources: Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Conference of Pizza
                                                                  Mayors                                          Visit                 Coke                                      Ticket
                    Oklahoma City                         $680                   $9.00               $131.23              $ 94.71              $1.33             $2.19                 $8.21
Oklahoma City       Albuquerque              $680           $ 716    $9.00       $8.00   $131.23     $175.02     $ 94.71 $88.50 $1.33 $1.56 $2.19$2.05                             $8.21
                                                                                                                                                                                      $10.25
                 What is GDP? It measures the total market value of all                                         goods & services produced by a metro.
Albuquerque         Dallas                   $ 716          $ 711    $8.00       $9.04   $175.02     $ 187.67    $88.50 $ 95.50        $1.56 $1.75          $2.05$1.94                $9.33
                                                                                                                                                                                   $10.25
                    Kansas City                             $ 739              Oklahoma City $169.12
                                                                                                Albuquerque 84.90 Kansas City
                                                                                $8.00                     $                $1.22                          Omaha
                                                                                                                                                             $2.03             San Antonio
                                                                                                                                                                                    $9.18
Dallas                                       $ 711                   $9.04               $ 187.67      $ 95.50              $1.75           $1.94                                   $9.33
Kansas City         Omaha                       $ 663                            $8.00$169.12 $ 147.45 $ 84.90 $ 102.00     $1.22 $1.57 Change $1.88                                  $8.93
                           Measure $ 739               $8.00                   Change Rank Change          Rank       Change Rank           $2.03 Rank                             $9.18
                                                                                                                                                                               Change Rank
               San Antonio                     $ 1,020                          $8.75         $ 202.58          $ 82.33           $1.54          $2.02                                $9.25
Omaha                                $ 663
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Percent Change (2008-09) $8.00                    14.5% $ 147.45
                                                                                           3     -1.3% $ 102.00
                                                                                                            120        -2.3%$1.57161        $1.88 121
                                                                                                                                        -1.4%                                      $8.93 99
                                                                                                                                                                               -0.9%
                    All City Avg.                          $ 828                 $8.97               $167.32              $92.18               $1.56             $2.10                 $8.96
San Antonio                             $ 1,020                 $8.75                $ 202.58                  $ 82.33               $1.54              $2.02                     $9.25
GDP Current Dollars (millions of dollars)                                       $61,099                   $35,498                $103,137             $45,733                    $77,712
All City Avg.                            $ 828                  $8.97                $167.32                   $92.18                $1.56              $2.10
                                  For comprehensive Economic Indicator and Regional Data, please visit your Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Economic Development Division           $8.96
                                       www.greateroklahomacity.com/economicindicators or contact Eric Long, Research Economist – (405)297-8976; elong@okcchamber.com
                        For comprehensive Economic Indicator and Regional Data, please visit your Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Economic Development Division
                       For comprehensive Economic Indicator and Regional Data, please visit your Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Economic Development Division
                          www.greateroklahomacity.com/economicindicators or contact Eric Long, Research Economist– (405)297-8976; elong@okcchamber.com
                         www.greateroklahomacity.com/economicindicators or contact Eric Long, Research Economist – (405)297-8976; elong@okcchamber.com




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