#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

Mercy plans to build new hospital in OKC

Eriech Tapia // Thursday, July 20, 2017

Construction on a new six-story Mercy Hospital is expected to begin later this year beside the Oklahoma Heart Hospital South in Oklahoma City.

Plans for Convention Center Headquarters Hotel Proceed

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

On Tuesday, July 18, City Council approved a deal with Omni Hotels to develop a headquarters hotel that will support the MAPS 3 Convention Center.

Frontier Airlines returns to OKC, brings new destinations

Abby Bitterman // Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Frontier Airlines is returning to Oklahoma City, offering flights from Will Rogers World Airport to Denver, San Diego and Orlando, Florida.

Frontier Airlines will offer flights from Oklahoma City to Denver and Orlando, Florida, with dates beginning Nov. 1. Nonstop service to San Diego will start in the spring of 2018. Other destinations also will be available through connecting flights.

Presbyterian Health Foundation awards $3.7 million in medical research grants

Staff Reports // Tuesday, July 18, 2017

More than 30 research and clinical projects, as well as scientific equipment and a researcher recruitment package, will be funded from $3.73 million in grants announced Monday by Oklahoma City's Presbyterian Health Foundation.

The grants will go to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. The grant award categories include seed projects, bridge funding, scientific equipment and recruiting assistance.

Kumarís cool idea: High-tech insulation for biologics

Sarah Terry-Cobo // Thursday, July 13, 2017

Saravan Kumar is giving the blood transport industry an upgrade from beer coolers. The CEO of Stillwater-based manufacturer MaxQ Research LLC is making insulated boxes that keep blood and blood products chilled to a specific temperature range. 

Oklahoma City's RNT Professional Services ensures clients practice good cyber hygiene

Jim Stafford // Wednesday, July 12, 2017

As a veteran computer security specialist, Teresa Rule calls out poor “cyber hygiene” when she sees it.

Often, that's at client companies that contract to have cyber security assessments conducted by Rule's Oklahoma City-based business, RNT Professional Services.

For instance, cyber security professionals from RNT once walked into a client's office and discovered passwords had been printed with label makers and stuck to computer monitors.

Wheeler Park area emerges as top candidate for soccer stadium

Steve Lackmeyer // Saturday, July 8, 2017

The search for a new site for a proposed soccer stadium has resumed and Oklahoma City Energy owner Bob Funk Jr. confirms the Wheeler Park area is emerging as a top candidate among several being considered.

Park will benefit generations to come, Oklahoma City mayor says

William Crum // Friday, June 30, 2017

Against a backdrop of children flying kites and tossing Frisbees, Mayor Mick Cornett said Thursday the new downtown park will be a canvas for Oklahoma City, continually reimagined by future generations.

Scissortail Park is name given to downtown Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 park

William Crum // Thursday, June 29, 2017

Downtown Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 downtown park will be known as Scissortail Park. The name was revealed Thursday at a ceremony marking the start of park construction.

Construction set to start at First National in September

Steve Lackmeyer // Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Developers of First National Center are preparing to start conversion of two-thirds of the building into a 680-space garage in September as negotiations advance with Oklahoma City for tax increment financing assistance.

The parking is part of a $230 million redevelopment that would convert the original 1931 Art Deco tower into housing and a hotel, while the 1957 and 1972 additions built to the east of the tower will be converted into a garage with retail on the ground floor.

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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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