Economic Development


Monitor and analyze tax and economic development issues and legislation and their impact on Oklahoma businesses.

2024 Policy Positions

  1. Support the production and preservation of affordable and workforce housing in Oklahoma. 
  2. Support legislation which would reform and modernize county assessors and assessment procedures. 
  3. Support transparency, accountability and efficiency in government contracts by ensuring that contracts are awarded based on criteria related to qualifications and expertise and on a competitive basis. 
  4. Oppose redirection of fees and funds derived for specific purposes to general revenue. 
  5. Protect, expand, and identify valuable economic development incentives and the Incentive Evaluation Commission process. 
  6. Maintain current standards for the annual administration of immunizations required for daycare, school, and college in accordance with the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s approved schedule. 
  7. Support efforts to increase the number of health care providers and services in Oklahoma to reduce gaps throughout the system. 
  8. Support enforcement of protections for our medical workforce facing increased incidences of violence in the workplace. 
  9. Support investment in the Progressing Rural Economic Prosperity (PREP) Fund.  
  10. Support expansion of the Strategic Industrial Development Enhancement (SIDE) credit program. 
  11. Ensure government does not use public funds to offer commercial services directly competing against private industry. 
  12. Support tax policy that encourages business growth and oppose tax policy that is harmful to business. 
  13. Support business friendly ESG policies. 
  14. Support an environment that both safeguards our fundamental rights and catalyzes the innovation, development, and adoption of AI while encouraging a uniform standard.

Staff & Committee Contacts

Staff Chair:
Emily Crouch
Senior Vice President
Government Affairs

Committee Chair:
Katie Altshuler
Government and Community Relations Manager
Marathon Oil Corporation

Joining a Committee

State Chamber members are invited to join one or more of our committees and be a part of helping shape our policy agenda. Using the link below, you can fill out a committee application form.

Got a question? No problem.

About the State Chamber

What is the State Chamber?

Established in 1926, The State Chamber is a statewide membership organization. Our purpose is to be the unified voice of business and the most effective advocacy organization at the State Capitol. Every day, The State Chamber fights for Oklahoma’s future by defending the right of every business to thrive.

What is the State Chamber Research Foundation?

For information about State Chamber Research Foundation, click here.

General Contact Information


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


330 NE 10th Street  |  Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Note: We cannot receive mail at our physical address, so please send all correspondence to the PO Box shown above


(405) 235-3669 Phone  |  (405) 235-3670 Fax

Why become a member?

The State Chamber of Oklahoma is a powerful force in advancing policies that benefit Oklahoma and its business community. When you join the State Chamber, you gain a strong partner and advocate at the State Capitol.

Membership offers opportunities for networking with businesses and policymakers influencing issues affecting your company. In addition, the State Chamber is the only entity that advocates for companies across the entire state.