From Our Chairman
John Patrick Lopez
Dear Business Roundtable Members & Prospective Members:
The Oklahoma Business Roundtable is an association of business leaders and economic development partners dedicated to the future economic growth of Oklahoma.
As we enter our 32nd year of service, the Roundtable has proven to be an effective and successful economic development organization, joining a broad range of business, community, and education leaders into one mission: Business Leadership Advancing Oklahoma’s Economy
We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan economic development “support” organization providing vital private sector funding to enhance business retention, expansion, start-up, and attraction of new
We assist our Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Commerce Department, and many statewide partners with focused investments targeted toward the greatest economic development return. This backing includes workforce development projects; assisting trade and investment missions; marketing Oklahoma globally; hosting prospects, site location consultants and dignitaries; economic development strategic planning efforts; and sponsoring special business development events.
Creating quality jobs and growing Oklahoma’s economy is our priority and we continue to make a difference. This past year, the Commerce Department worked directly on 71 projects creating over 8,100 new jobs and over $4 billion in capital investment. New and announced private sector investment was more. Your membership in the Roundtable helps support these efforts.
As a proud member of Oklahoma’s business community, I want you to know how important our “collective” efforts are as we better position our state for business development. Our continued investment of support to job creation and long-term economic opportunity in communities across the state builds a stronger Oklahoma.
John Patrick Lopez