Chairman’s Message

Dear Business Roundtable Members & Prospective Members:

Let me introduce you to the Oklahoma Business Roundtable, an association of business leaders and economic development partners dedicated to growing Oklahoma.

Our stated mission is: Business Leadership Advancing Oklahoma’s Economy. We do this by serving as the state’s primary economic development “support” organization – providing vital funding to assist business retention, expansion, recruitment and company start-up efforts.

Now in its 26th year of service, the Roundtable delivers vital funding to assist our Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Commerce Department and our many statewide partners – with focused investments targeted toward the greatest economic development return.

This backing includes assisting workforce development, trade and investment missions; marketing Oklahoma globally; hosting prospects, site location consultants and dignitaries; promoting quality improvement and economic development strategic planning efforts; and sponsoring special business development events when state appropriated monies cannot be used.

Creating quality jobs and growing Oklahoma’s economy is our priority.

We continue to make a difference. This past year, our members, who represent key manufacturing, financial, energy, business services, R&D, education and economic development organizations, assisted our state’s leaders and partner communities in creating over 5,000 new jobs and over $2.3 billion in private sector investment.

As business leaders, our continued investment supporting job creation and long-term economic opportunity in communities across the state builds a stronger Oklahoma. Thank you for being a key partner in our state’s comprehensive economic development effort.


Rob Martinovich
Roundtable Chairman 2017-2018



Program of Work:

  • Encourage and promote the state’s economic development.
  • Promote new business investment throughout Oklahoma, including start-up, expansion and attraction of business facilities and operations.
  • Provide financial support for receptions, meetings, seminars, targeted research studies, trade and investment missions and other domestic and global promotion activities that are essential to Oklahoma’s growth and development.
  • Help share the cost of recruitment and prospect travel and associated proposal development.
  • Coordinate development efforts with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and the statewide private-sector Governor’s Economic Development Team and Governor’s International Team.