Brilliant: Soaring Science from a Rising Bio Campus

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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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A RIVERíS RISE

ROOTS, REINVENTION and THE RINGS: Get the inside story on the revival of the Oklahoma River.

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Taking Off

Oklahoma City's aerospace sector continues to fly with a historic announcement from Kratos Defense.

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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

Oklahoma gains momentum in startup investments, deals

Scott Meacham // Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI), the national network that serves those involved in technology-based economic development, recently announced a list of the most active technology-based economic development funds in the U.S. and Canada.

Oklahoma City among top 10 best cities for building your savings

Taylor Tepper // Thursday, May 10, 2018

Bankrate crunched the numbers, and by weighing factors like income versus the cost of necessary living expenses like groceries and mortgage payments, Bankrate found that OKC is the 10th best city for building a savings fund in.

OU receives $5.7 million NIH grant

Journal Record Staff // Wednesday, May 9, 2018

University of Oklahoma professors Helen Zgurskaya and Valentin Rybenkov and their colleagues are addressing the need for new antibiotics that can fight infections caused by the multi-drug resistant bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, considered an urgent threat by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Meridian Technology Center pre-engineering program preparing students for college coursework

Kathryn McNutt // Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Courtney Andrews completed her freshman year in college while in high school and prepared for her challenging field of study through the advanced engineering program at Meridian Technology Center.

It took a major political effort to create Stephenson Cancer Center

Scott Meacham // Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The fight against cancer in Oklahoma took a giant leap forward last week with the announcement that the Stephenson Cancer Center has become a National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center. NCI-designated Cancer Centers represent only the top 2 percent of Cancer Centers nationwide.

Cancer center gets coveted NCI designation

Sarah Terry-Cobo // Thursday, May 3, 2018

Oklahoma has achieved elite status in medical research.

Stephenson Cancer Center designated among top 2% in US

Meg Wingerter // Thursday, May 3, 2018

Oklahoma City — Even before Stephenson Cancer Center joined the top 2 percent of cancer hospitals nationwide, its researchers were making a name for themselves to the point of throwing off other scientists' calculations.

OKCís Hough Ear Institute discovers promising process to regrow hair cells critical to reversing hearing loss

Jim Stafford // Wednesday, May 2, 2018

For the 300 million people worldwide who live with disabling hearing loss, few alternatives exist to restore their critical sense of hearing. Hearing aids. Cochlear implants. And little else.

Norman-based firm provides weather data to the world

Scott Meacham // Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Whether the weather fascinates, frustrates, or frightens, weather is big business for Oklahoma.

WalletHub calls OKC the best large city to start a business in

Kirsten Korosec // Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Despite their reputation as startup tech hubs, San Francisco and Boston aren’t the only cities where startups can shine. In fact, they’re not even among the best. A new report from personal finance website WalletHub crunched the numbers and found they don’t even crack the top 20, when it comes to the best large U.S. cities to start a business.

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A River's Rise

In many ways, the story of the Oklahoma River and the modern-day renaissance of Oklahoma City go hand-in-hand. The river and Oklahoma City had many ups and downs during their first century before the original MAPS program jump started an unprecedented rebirth for both. You can read more about the rise of the Oklahoma River here.

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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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Top Resources

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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