#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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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

Memories, artifacts stack up at First National Building in Oklahoma City

Steve Lackmeyer // Thursday, June 22, 2017

Gary Brooks, already tasked with bringing downtown's art deco jewel, First National, back to life, is still recovering from an open house last week where thousands got a last glimpse and trusted the developer with some of their precious possessions.

Construction on eight-story patient tower to begin this year at OU Medical Center campus

Eriech Tapia // Saturday, June 10, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY - Renderings from Perkins+Will show the new eight-story patient tower with construction slated to begin later this year at the OU Medical Center complex.

The estimated 550,000-square-foot building is planned to be connected to the existing building on the north side where the current emergency room parking is at 700 NE 13.

Yi sees gold in the west: Businessman eyes the next urban district

Kateleigh Mills // Tuesday, June 6, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – One local entrepreneur wants the next generation to go west.

Tommy Yi is one of the co-founders of StarSpace46, 1141 W. Sheridan Ave, a coworking space for local entrepreneurs. He plans to develop the area around his business with local leaders into an urban area similar to the Plaza District or Midtown.

Oklahoma City's Paycom makes Forbes' Fast Tech 25 list

Abby Bitterman // Friday, June 2, 2017

Oklahoma City's Paycom Software Inc. is rubbing elbows with some elite technology firms.

The payroll and human resources software company was ranked fourth on Forbes magazine's 2017 Fast Tech 25, a list of America's fastest-growing publicly traded technology companies.

OKC tops WalletHub's list for best places to start a business

Jack Money // Friday, June 2, 2017

If you live in Oklahoma City and are thinking about starting a business, you're in the right place at the right time, a study suggests.

WalletHub, a website that offers its users free credit scores, free credit reports and credit improvement services, has released a list of the 10 cities it says are the best place for starting a business.

OMRF makes new findings related to colon cancer gene

Ryan Stewart // Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have made an important discovery that may point to how colon cancer develops.

The new finding, published in the scientific journal eLife, could lead to new pathways for drug development for colorectal cancers.

27-story BOK Park Plaza topped out in Oklahoma City

Steve Lackmeyer // Saturday, May 27, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY - A rapid series of changes are set to begin next week at the future BOK Park Plaza that will begin with removal of the tower crane that was used to erect the 27-story tower.

The crane went up in November 2015 and has punctuated the skyline ever since.

TechJOYnT puts the JOY into tech-based education for Oklahoma children

Jim Stafford // Wednesday, May 24, 2017

As Ray Shaik and a car full of elementary age children navigated the long stretch of interstate highway between St. Louis and Oklahoma City toward school and home in 2011, they showed that neither a whiteboard nor a black marker are required for effective brainstorming.

Shaik and the children were returning from a world robotics competition in St. Louis where Shaik had served as the voluntary coach for the Oklahoma team.

Innovating Oklahoma City, the urban way

William Crum // Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Oklahoma City is riding a national trend of urban areas pressing forward with economic development when state leadership falters.

Tom McDaniel: The proof is in the progress on Oklahoma City's MAPS 3

Tom McDaniel // Friday, May 19, 2017

MAPS 3 continues to inspire civic pride through economic growth, cultural expansion and an improved quality of life. The $777 million project is a testament to the confidence our city leaders put in the people of Oklahoma City; the approved 1-cent sales tax that funds the projects debt-free is evidence of the voters' foresight.

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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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