#1 Most Affordable Metro for Young Adults

CareerTrends took data from the Economic Policy Institute’s 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

Stillwater airport receives $4.5 million federal grant

Justin Wingerter // Friday, September 15, 2017

The Stillwater Regional Airport will receive a $4.5 million grant from the federal government to reconstruct two taxiways, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday.

OMRF research could yield more grants

Sarah Terry-Cobo // Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A local researcher and his staff discovered a marker that can improve diagnoses for patients with a rare bleeding disorder.

Moneyball-based software helps refine livestock herds

Sarah Terry-Cobo // Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sean Akadri said he wants his clients to refine livestock herds using a strategy that helped improve the Oakland Athletics baseball team. The entrepreneur and founder of Agric-Bioformatics is advancing software for improving animal genetics, pitching to ranchers and potential customers. Oklahoma Farm Bureau commodities coordinator Todd Honer said that the AgBoost Software could be beneficial for ranchers with 20,000 head of cattle as well as those who may have two or three.

OMRF researchers identify protein

Journal Record Staff // Wednesday, September 13, 2017

An Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist has discovered the role of a specific protein in a cell division process called mitosis.

O'Connor: OCURA reports revitalization

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority recently released its 56th-annual report, which highlights the authority's efforts over the past year to revitalize several areas of the city.

Paycom No. 2 among Fortune's fastest-growing companies

Adam Wilmoth // Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Oklahoma City-based Paycom Software Inc. ranked No. 2 on Fortune magazine's 2017 100 fastest-growing companies, the company said Tuesday.

Oklahoma City voters approve bond, sales tax measures

William Crum // Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Oklahoma City voters approved a sales tax increase to add police and firefighters on Tuesday, and gave elected leaders the tools they sought to address deteriorating streets.

Streetcars, apartments to hike downtown OKC density

Molly M. Fleming // Friday, September 8, 2017

There are nearly 9,000 people living downtown. And with the streetcar line starting to run in 2018, the density is expected to increase, especially with another 5,100 apartment units coming online.

Oklahoma River, future convention center draw new trade show

Steve Lackmeyer // Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The combination of the Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River and upcoming construction of a new convention center are being credited for landing an annual trade show that will start next year with an expected $2.5 million annual impact for Oklahoma City.

University of Central Oklahoma professor awarded grant for groundbreaking cancer research

Staff Reports // Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A University of Central Oklahoma dean has received the first and only National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project Grant (R01) awarded to a nonresearch institution in Oklahoma, UCO officials have announced.

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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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