#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

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

New pictures give the best view yet of Oklahoma City's streetcars

William Crum // Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New images released Tuesday show Oklahoma City's first two streetcars outside the manufacturing plant where they are being prepared for shipment.

Oklahoma City inventor of shopping cart a symbol of local innovation

Scott Meacham // Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Innovation drives everything. Without innovation, we wouldn't have entrepreneurs, startup companies, or job and wealth creation. And we wouldn't have shopping carts.

Will Rogers World Airport sets passenger traffic record

Darla Slipke // Friday, January 12, 2018

Will Rogers World Airport set a record for passenger traffic in 2017, nearing the 4 million mark.

Bun and done: How the Archburger will help Oklahoma businesses sizzle

Brian Brus // Thursday, January 11, 2018

McDonald’s plans to roll out more fresh beef products beyond the Quarter Pounder creates a business opportunity for Oklahoma beef producers, said Ed Sanchez, Lopez Foods chief executive.

OMES, OCAST partner to match tech entrepreneurs with stateís need

Sarah Terry-Cobo // Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Dustin Crossfield wants to be the first customer of Oklahoma tech startup firms.

Spokies bicycle-sharing program expanding

Brian Brus // Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The city’s Spokies bicycle-sharing program will expand again this spring with the installation of three new bike stations after a record year of rentals in 2017.

Convention center hotel for everyone

Cathy O'Connor // Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Last week, we saw the first images of the Oklahoma City Omni Hotel based on actual design. True to Omni’s reputation of building exquisite hotels, the Oklahoma City design promises to be a piece of downtown architecture that we will be proud of.

Clear River Enviro raises $1.5 million for RxDestruct

Brian Brus // Friday, January 5, 2018

A new Oklahoma company has raised $1.5 million to develop a way to keep opioids out of the wrong hands.

Solaris to build $40 million rail spur

Sarah Terry-Cobo // Friday, January 5, 2018

Tons more sand is coming to the Kingfisher area by the end of the month.

Design of 17-story Omni hotel unveiled

Steve Lackmeyer // Thursday, January 4, 2018

The first glimpse of designs for the 17-story Omni to be built next to the city's new convention center shows the hotel will front the future downtown boulevard with restaurants and bars designed also to draw visitors at the future Scissortail Park.

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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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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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