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

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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

OU Health Sciences Center lands nationally recognized craniomaxillofacial surgeon

Paula Burkes // Monday, November 20, 2017

The oral facial surgery (OFS) practice on the second floor of the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center had a different name before Paul Tiwana joined partners Steven Sullivan and Kevin Smith on the OU Health Sciences Center campus.

Flights between OKC and Austin, Texas, to take off in January

Staff Reports // Thursday, November 16, 2017

ViaAir will launch nonstop flights between Oklahoma City and Austin, Texas, beginning Jan. 18, the airline said Wednesday.

Solaris Paper to open in former Clearwater building

Molly M. Fleming // Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A former tissue-paper manufacturing facility will soon have a new tenant.

A look at WeGoLook, a local success story

Scott Meacham // Tuesday, November 14, 2017

It's been almost a year since WeGoLook, the world's first gig economy platform for enterprise customers, sold an 85 percent interest to Crawford & Co. for more than $36 million.

Former pharmaceutical exec embraces entrepreneurial challenge in Chickasha

Paula Burkes // Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pretty much anything that flies — excluding drones but including rovers on the moon — has hydraulic or fuel line parts made at a manufacturing plant just south of town on Highway 81/S 4 Street.

OG&E dedicates new power generator

Adam Wilmoth // Monday, November 13, 2017

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. officials on Friday dedicated the company's newest power generator and renamed the site the Mustang Energy Center.

Moleculera receives patent for diagnostic process

Staff Reports // Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Oklahoma City's Moleculera Labs Inc., an autoimmune neurobiology company, said Monday that a key patent has been issued covering the company's method of identifying whether someone's neurologic or psychiatric symptoms could be caused by an autoimmune dysfunction.

Prescott: An open letter to the Amazon HQ2 site selection team

Steve Prescott // Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Oklahoma is no longer, as our state's namesake musical once declared, a brand-new state. But, having joined the union a mere 110 years ago, we are still relatively young.

Hospitals expand in urban core

Sarah Terry-Cobo // Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Mercy is building a $150 million, six-story hospital tower. The 228,000-square-foot building will have 72 inpatient beds and about seven intensive care unit beds.

Airport lands economic development

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Things are flying high at the Will Rogers World Airport. On Wednesday, Frontier Airlines begins serving Oklahoma City with nonstop flights to Denver and Orlando, Florida. Nonstop to San Diego begins April 9. The airline joins six other carriers, providing even more choices for travelers and bringing more people to Oklahoma City.

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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.


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
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.
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
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

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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