#1 Most Affordable Metro for Young Adults

CareerTrends took data from the Economic Policy Instituteís 2015 Family Budget Calculator to find the 32 large metros that were most affordable for young adults.

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A Top 3 City to Start a Business

WalletHub recently conducted a study to find the top cities to start a business, using 16 key metrics such as office-space affordability and educational attainment of the local labor force.

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Taking off

New Aerospace industry study highlights segment's growth in OKC

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Key Industries

The Greater Oklahoma City area was settled at the shot of a gun at the famous Land Run of 1889, bringing thousands of homesteaders from around the world to stake their claim to acres of opportunity. That same entrepreneurial spirit is embedded in our state and in the character of our people.

This spirit of growth combined with our ability to successfully collaborate on issues of importance has fostered economic diversification and steady and sustainable growth. This can best be seen in our major industry clusters:

Recent News

OKC Region Continues to Build Aerospace Industry

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The State of Oklahoma and the Greater Oklahoma City region continue to build its aerospace industry according to the Greater Oklahoma City Region Aerospace Industry Survey and Economic Impact Assessment, a report being released this month by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and Region Track. From early aircraft testing and manufacturing to its more recent distinction as a major hub for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft, Oklahoma remains a key component of the U.S. aerospace infrastructure. The Greater Oklahoma City region serves as the center of aerospace activity in the state and continues to attract significant aerospace industry development.

OKC Streetcar plans include limited Sunday service

William Crum // Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Details on how streetcar service is shaping up are included in a memo to city council members and in a document seeking proposals from private companies to operate the system.

The Oklahoma City streetcar is to begin service in November 2018.

Streetcars will traverse the central business district on a five-mile “main line” linking Midtown and Bricktown.

Oklahoma City startup qualifies for up to $1.9M in state incentives

Thursday, June 30, 2016

An Oklahoma City-based startup company has qualified for up to $1.9 million in state incentives over the next 10 years through the Oklahoma Quality Jobs program, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce said Thursday. Spiers New Technologies, Inc. re-manufactures batteries for use in electric cars and other alternative forms of energy.

Tuttle distiller makes legal moonshine

Brianna Bailey // Wednesday, June 29, 2016

TUTTLE — Distiller Ricky Sowers first became fascinated with making his own alcohol as a home-schooled teenager learning about the chemistry of ethanol.

Oklahoma plays oversized role at major biotechnology convention

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The 2016 BIO International Convention set a record for partnering meetings — 35,700 in four intense days. Numerous biotechnology entrepreneurs from Oklahoma were right in the thick of all that business-building activity.

OMRF researcher makes finding on colitis and colon cancer

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

An Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist has discovered that certain sugars produced by the body play an important role in the development of colitis and, ultimately, colon cancer. The new finding could potentially lead to therapies for ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and colon cancer.

Innovations: Normanís AvPro assures right recipe used to create advance composite materials

Jim Stafford // Monday, June 27, 2016

NORMAN — Tom Rose walked into a conference room recently at Norman's Advanced Processing Technology Inc. (AvPro) carrying what resembled a large dorsal fin from a great white shark.

Rose actually had his arms wrapped around the vertical stabilizer for an airplane, fabricated entirely from composite materials instead of aluminum.

Co-working space offers a place to grow OKC's technology community

Jesse Pound // Monday, June 27, 2016

An Oklahoma nonprofit focused on developing the state's technology sector will finally have a space to call home when a new co-working space opens in Oklahoma City.

$2.2 million grant will fund trials for locally developed cervical cancer drug

Page Jones // Wednesday, June 22, 2016

An Oklahoma cancer researcher may have found the secret to preventing cervical cancer.

Dr. Doris Benbrook, a researcher at the Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City, has developed a drug that she believes will halt the spread of cervical cancer.

Oklahoma City startup tech company grows rapidly, hires 100th employee

Brianna Bailey // Monday, June 20, 2016

After a year of rapid growth, desks have been crammed into nearly every usable corner of the startup company WeGoLook's downtown Oklahoma City office.

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Food City

The last five years have seen a quantum leap in Oklahoma City's inventory of ambitious, one-of-a-kind restaurants. With a keen instinct for what's needed next—and where—a handful of savvy chefs and entrepreneurs have broadened the city's culinary horizons. Here we explore the urban core for chef-driven destinations-new or early and pivotal—that have a booming restaurant scene ablaze.

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Greater Oklahoma City

The #1 city worth moving to if you want to launch a business, and a Top 10 fastest-growing cityTop 10 for recession recovery, and a Top 10 job growth ranking.  The #1 city for tech growth among its peers.  A "must-visit destination in 2016" and one of the best places for young adults to thriveThe list of reasons you should locate your business in Oklahoma City is growing - almost as quickly as the list of reasons why people love living here.  In Greater Oklahoma City, we understand that partnership among business, government, EDOs and civic leaders is integral to our success. Let us introduce you to the thriving 10-county region that is greater Oklahoma City: a city that has rediscovered its strengths - and redefined itself for the future; and to the regional economic development partnership that is here to help you create success.

Meet our region

The cost of living and residential real estate pricing in the OKC area were significantly lower than in other cities being considered as potential locations... Employees who have moved here from California, Arizona and Colorado have mentioned the lower cost of living, lack of traffic congestion, Bricktown, good schools, and friendly people as reasons they are very happy with their decision.
Neal Krueger, President and CEO of AAA Oklahoma/South Dakota
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This wasn't just an economic development initiative. This was a joining of a corporation with real people and a real community and a real sense of partnership.
Brenda Hudson, Director of SMB Services for Dell Inc.
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This was the most unique thing I have ever been involved in, in my 32 years of Air Force service. I have never dealt with a Chamber like this before. They were so aggressive and responsive. They were going to make it happen. You sensed it. It was extremely rewarding for me to be able to deal with people of that caliber.
Debra Walker Tune, former Department of Defense Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Logistics
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We found the city and the state to be flexible and easy to work with in helping us understand and maximize the financial incentives for locating the [AAA] center here in OKC.
Neal Krueger, President and CEO of AAA Oklahoma/South Dakota
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Our diverse properties and sites offer variety and solutions that bring you the environment, access and employment base you seek.

Finding the perfect real estate option for your relocation or expansion is easy to do in Greater Oklahoma City. With a combination of affordability, availability and flexibility there is an option that meets your needs. The region boasts numerous Certified Site and Site Ready locations, ample greenfield sites, and unique brownfield redevelopment sites.

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You have a lot to consider as you prepare to relocate or expand to Oklahoma City. We offer the following information to help you explore your opportunities. View all of our resources.

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