#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

At Oklahoma City’s Phase 2, Big Data translates into big opportunity

Jim Stafford // Friday, March 24, 2017

There is more than oil and gas or oceans of saltwater that energy exploration companies bring to the surface when they drill deep into the earth.

OMRF scientist receives grant to study cancer triggers, birth defects

Staff Reports // Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has received a five-year, $1.7 million grant to look at how DNA replicates itself. The results could lead to new information about how cancer and birth defects develop.

Streetcar rail installation begins

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Crews are installing rail and pouring concrete this week on Joe Carter Avenue in Bricktown for the MAPS 3 streetcar.

Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s reaffirm Oklahoma City’s AAA bond rating

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

For the seventh year in a row, the City of Oklahoma City has earned the highest bond ratings possible from two of the nation’s most respected financial rating services.

The president salutes OKC biotech, sort of

Stephen Prescott, M.D. // Sunday, March 12, 2017

His name is Dr. William Canfield. He was a scientist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and his research led to the drug that saved Megan's life.

Oklahoma brewing impressive craft beer industry

Mike Coppock // Saturday, March 11, 2017

Oklahoma is experiencing a wave of suds sweeping the state as craft breweries pop up across the state.

Sometimes good ideas come from people just doing their jobs

Scott Meacham // Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Innovation. It's at the heart of entrepreneurial success.

Stillwater biomedical transport packaging firm is a good example of Oklahoma innovation

Scott Meacham // Tuesday, February 28, 2017

It's a challenge to transport blood. The same is true for donor organs and tissue.

Allegiant launching twice-weekly nonstop flights between OKC and Los Angeles

Staff Reports // Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Low-cost carrier Allegiant will offer twice-weekly nonstop seasonal flights to Los Angeles from Oklahoma City, the company said Tuesday.

Civic home run: The Brick launched OKC's renaissance 19 years ago

Berry Tramel // Thursday, February 23, 2017

Before the Thunder, before Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant and the NBA Finals, before hotels on virtually every corner and new downtown apartments rising by the month, before the Boathouse District, before the canal and all the restaurants and the art museum and the renovated Civic Center, before Devon Tower, Oklahoma City built a baseball park in Bricktown.

And hasn't been the same since.

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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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