#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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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

Tom McDaniel: MAPS 3 goals are well within sight

Tom McDaniel // Friday, February 16, 2018

MAPS 3 is entering its homestretch with the momentum and money to finish the job. Oklahoma City's unique formula for success is the collaboration of city government, the business community, world-class consultants and contractors, and a cadre of local volunteers. It is a testament to public teamwork. As a result, the goals established almost a decade ago are now well within our sights.

Although none are scheduled, airport prepares for international flights

Brian Brus // Friday, February 16, 2018

One of the gates being planned at Will Rogers World Airport will be bigger than others have been so far in Oklahoma City, Director Mark Kranenburg said Thursday.

Streetcar eased onto the rails in Oklahoma City

William Crum // Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Oklahoma City's first streetcar was unloaded onto the rails near the streetcar maintenance garage downtown on Tuesday morning.

Millennial entrepreneur strives to provide affordable financial advice to all

Paula Burkes // Tuesday, February 13, 2018

How to go about repairing your credit, reducing your student loan debt or obtaining the best mortgage loan now is available to you through a locally produced app.

OíConnor: Bioscience key to health industry

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, February 7, 2018

In the recent Brookings Institution report, the health industry was recognized as a major industry in our region. One of the major contributors to this is the bioscience industry.

OKC sets first MAPS for streets projects

William Crum // Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sixteen critical street resurfacing projects are the first projects to be funded by the MAPS for streets sales tax extension approved by voters in September.

Innovation is creating a more diverse Oklahoma economy

Scott Meacham // Tuesday, February 6, 2018

In writing this series of columns, it has been enjoyable and informative to consider current innovation in Oklahoma in the context of innovation and inventors from our history. I like history as a teacher, and from readers' comments, so do you.

After 10 Years, WordPress Products Pioneer iThemes is Acquired by Liquid Web

Press Release // Friday, February 2, 2018

iThemes, a leader in WordPress plugins announced that it has been acquired by Liquid Web, the market leader in managed hosting services to SMB’s and the designers, developers and agencies who create for them.

OKC flying high with drone industry

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Last week, Oklahoma City announced exciting news in the aviation industry.

Oklahoma had just what drone maker needed

Oklahoma Editorial Board // Wednesday, January 31, 2018

During an interview last week, U.S. Rep. Steve Russell recalled his initial conversations about Oklahoma with representatives of a California company that was looking to expand.

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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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