#1 Most Affordable Metro for Young Adults

CareerTrends took data from the Economic Policy Institute’s 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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Boeing Growing in OKC

Aerospace giant opens new engineering, research and development lab facility in Oklahoma City.
(Photo: Richard Rowe)

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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

With new curtains up, renovated Tower Theatre opening

Molly M. Fleming // Wednesday, February 15, 2017

On Saturday, the curtains will rise for the first show at the renovated Tower Theatre.

O’Connor: Streetcar moves economic development forward

Cathy O'Connor // Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Construction on the rail line for the Oklahoma City streetcar recently broke ground, marking another major MAPS 3 milestone. Many of us are eager to have another transit option in and around downtown Oklahoma City, but streetcar service offers more than mobility, it fuels economic growth.

Streetcar work begins in Bricktown

William Crum // Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The future was on Mayor Mick Cornett's mind Tuesday as city leaders, merchants and others formally marked the beginning of two years of downtown streetcar line construction.

OKC tech firm helps hotels provide hospitality

Scott Meacham // Tuesday, February 7, 2017

“Transform the way guests connect.” That headline from the Monscierge homepage says it all.

Boeing Aerospace awarded contract

Journal Record Staff // Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Boeing Aerospace-Operations, Defense, Space and Security in Oklahoma City was awarded a 10-year, $983 million contract for engineering support services at Tinker Air Force Base.

Tinker Air Force Base launches 75th anniversary celebration

Jack Money // Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tinker Air Force Base's beginnings and its history since provide it a firm foundation for the future as it continues to support U.S. war fighters and its allies across the globe into the 21st century, one of its top leaders said Monday.

M-D Building Products to expand headquarters, workforce

Molly M. Fleming // Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A nearly 100-year-old company is expanding its headquarters with new construction and additional employees.

OMRF research could help strengthen an aging population

Sarah Terry-Cobo // Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Holly Van Remmen is looking to genetically modified mice for clues to help stem a universal, age-related affliction.

Demographia: OKC top-ten major market for housing affordability

Monday, January 23, 2017

OKC is a top-ten city for housing affordability among big cities, according to urban policy consutancy Demographia.

Developers discuss plans for historic First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City

K. Queery & Lacey Lett // Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Although the First National Building has been on the downtown scene for almost a century, many Oklahomans have never been able to get a close look at what the historic building has to offer.

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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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