From The Ground Up: Feat. Michael Ogan of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Michael OganMichael Ogan is the director of business development for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. Mike’s responsibilities include managing the Chamber’s business recruitment program, staff and marketing of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area as a business location to local, national and international firms and consultants. Mike also works with the Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion staff to support the growth of existing firms as well as assist Chamber leadership in providing policy analysis and recommendations on decisions or initiatives being considered by the City Council that impact the local economy or business climate. Mike is responsible for managing and coordinating the Chamber’s organizational and program support for the Greater Oklahoma City Partnership, a 10-county regional economic development partnership.

During his tenure in Oklahoma City, Mike has worked with more than 50 companies to help them locate or expand operations which directly added more than 17,000 new jobs and more than $1 billion dollars in capital investment to the Oklahoma City region’s economy. While in Portland, he assisted more than 80 firms that directly added more than 12,000 new jobs to the Portland region’s economy.

Prior to joining the Oklahoma City Chamber, Mike was the senior business development manager for the Portland Development Commission in Portland, OR. While there, Mike managed and participated in all phases of the business retention, expansion and recruitment processes. Mike was responsible for marketing and promoting the Portland metropolitan area as a business location. Mike also developed and negotiated services and incentives provided to firms, and managed the provision of organizational and program support to the Portland Regional Partners for Business, a 6-county regional economic development partnership.

Mike received his Bachelor of Science in urban and regional planning from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and his Master of Science in urban and regional planning from Portland State University.