#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

Wishing Tinker a happy 75th

Journal Record Editorial // Monday, May 15, 2017

Most of this legislative session has been dedicated to talking about the budget. And part of the discussion has centered on gross production taxes, a conversation that leads invariably to talking about the importance of the oil and gas industry as an economic driver.

Local investors buy Shawnee copper tubing plant

Adam Wilmoth // Tuesday, May 2, 2017

"We see a very bright future for the company. There's a lot of upside to the marketplace," Yockel said. "We have a loyal workforce with lots of institutional knowledge. We want to build on that expertise and move it forward. We're very excited about what the future looks like for us down the road."

OKC-based US Roasters puts high tech spin on new coffee roasting machines

Jim Stafford // Wednesday, April 26, 2017

US Roasters is located in a 20,000-square-foot building built in 1928 as a bicycle factory just west of downtown Oklahoma City. Today, US Roasters is an innovative manufacturing business that designs and builds roasters for both the coffee and cocoa bean roasting businesses.

Oklahoma aerospace credits poised to fly for another 8 years

Jack Money // Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A bill extending three specific tax initiatives designed to keep Oklahoma's aerospace economy flying is headed to Gov. Mary Fallin's desk.

Love's Entrepreneur's Cup honors Oklahoma college students

Staff Reports // Friday, April 21, 2017

The winners of an annual competition evaluating the innovations and business plans of some of Oklahoma's brightest graduate and undergraduate college students were made this month at the 2017 Love's Entrepreneur's Cup competition.

OU research leads to license agreement

News OK Staff Reports // Friday, April 14, 2017

Immune therapy research developed by University of Oklahoma College of Medicine scientist William Hildebrand, Ph.D., has taken a significant step toward becoming a therapeutic that could one day help cancer patients.

OKC waterfront becomes river of dreams

Steve Lackmeyer // Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Oklahoma River is one of the best representations of the public-private approach to community investment that started with the passage of the original MAPS initiative in 1993.

BioVenture Forum showcases Oklahoma scientific achievements

Jim Stafford // Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Seated next to each other on a stage Tuesday morning at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation were the alpha and omega of Oklahoma City's Selexys Pharmaceuticals.

This is what an innovation district looks like

Stephen Prescott, M.D. // Monday, April 3, 2017

Imaging. It's the ability to create a visual representation of something we cannot simply view with the naked eye.

OKC gets top credit ratings

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Once again, the city of Oklahoma City has earned the highest bond ratings possible from two of the nation’s most respected financial rating services. The city’s general obligation bonds received an AAA rating from Standard & Poor’s and an Aaa rating from Moody’s Investor Service, indicating extremely strong creditworthiness.

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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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