Brilliant: Soaring Science from a Rising Bio Campus

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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

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

This week is a glimpse of downtown OKC, version 3.0

Steve Lackmeyer // Tuesday, June 19, 2018

At Sweets & Eats, 110 N Robinson Ave., regulars were disappointed Monday to find the restaurant's lasagna blue plate special ran out early, as did their supply of hamburgers. Food trucks, meanwhile, lined up along Sheridan Avenue to provide relief to downtown restaurants scrambling to meet the demand of thousands of new patrons.

OKC business sells $2 million in shelves to University of Arkansas

Hannah Pike // Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Will Williams started his one-man, Oklahoma City-based storage solution business two years ago, and a work crew just finished installing his tallest sale yet — 35-foot-tall shelving for the University of Arkansas.

Analytics unit in Oklahoma aims at smarter way to watch TV

Scott Meacham // Tuesday, June 19, 2018

At a time when cable and satellite carriers like AT&T, Comcast, Cox, Dish, and more are having challenges in their core businesses, Jeff Weber, CEO of zone·tv, sees a huge opportunity in cable and satellite TV.

OíConnor: Progress in the Innovation District

Cathy O'Connor // Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Two recent milestones in the Innovation District indicate that we are well on our way to creating a premier global destination for innovation in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation summer program brings midshipman home to Oklahoma City

Kathryn McNutt // Sunday, June 17, 2018

After graduating from Heritage Hall in 2016, Paige Miles left Oklahoma City for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Navy recruited a volleyball player who wants to be a medical doctor.

OKC Innovation District CEO named

Staff Reports // Sunday, June 17, 2018

Katy Evans Boren has been named president and CEO of Oklahoma City's innovation district, the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation said Friday.

Ceremony marks start of construction of OKC's $288 million convention center

Steve Lackmeyer // Saturday, June 16, 2018

Dozens of civic, business and hospitality leaders gathered Friday to mark the start of construction of the biggest single civic project in Oklahoma City history — a $288 million convention center just south of the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

OíConnor: Oklahoma shines on global BIO stage

Cathy O'Connor // Tuesday, June 12, 2018

About 40 Oklahoma companies joined more than 16,000 people from 74 countries at the BIO International Convention in Boston last week.


OKC's Pure MHC has connection to BIO sponsor

Jim Stafford // Friday, June 8, 2018

Abbvie, one of the biggest sponsors of this year's BIO International Convention, has direct ties to OKC's Pure MHC.

Meetings with potential partners essential to BIO experience for OKBio group

Jim Stafford // Thursday, June 7, 2018

OKBio does a lot more networking at the BIO International Convention than usual as more people realize how many amazing scientific and commercial opportunities await in OKC!

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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.

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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