COVID-19 Resources

To help businesses implement strategies to protect their workforce while ensuring continuity of operations, the Chamber has compiled a list of resources that can help employers navigate the challenges ahead.

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Skydweller chooses OKC

Skydweller Aero, a next-generation aerospace company, has chosen Oklahoma City as its U.S. corporate headquarters.

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Art in OKC

Bold, experimental, collaborative and fearless, our modern-day artists are very much in the tradition of the early settlers of our city, and the indigenous peoples who have called Oklahoma home for centuries before that.

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OKC now 25th- largest city in the U.S.

Since 2010, Oklahoma City has grown by more than 12%. Oklahoma City has moved past Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Portland, Las Vegas and Baltimore in population.

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Heartland announces more jobs for OKC

As Heartland Payments nears completion on their downtown OKC headquarters, the company announced it will be hiring an additional 400 workers.

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Aerospace

Soaring to ever-higher heights. Read the full story of aerospace 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

Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance offers career advancement online tool

Journal Record Staff // Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is now offering an online tool that provides a career advancement “road map” for manufacturing workers across the state.

Launch Metro OKC platform brings local entrepreneurial resources to one place

Marcus Elwell // Monday, September 14, 2020

Launch Metro OKC, which went live on Aug. 12, was built to service every aspect of the entrepreneur ecosystem. Users can find everything from educational content, connections with mentors, community discussions, events calendars and a whole lot more.

Air Force's newest refueling tanker arrives in Oklahoma for maintenance

Dale Denwalt // Monday, September 14, 2020

Maintenance crews at Tinker Air Force Base welcomed their first KC-46 mid-air refueling tanker Thursday.

Clubhouse Trailers led by pair of entrepreneurial savvy ‘Band Dads’

Jim Stafford // Monday, September 14, 2020

Drew Taylor and Jeff Hadley describe themselves as the ultimate “band dads,” although in reality they are savvy entrepreneurs guiding phenomenal growth of their Edmond-based business called Clubhouse Trailers.

State of Oklahoma ranks in Top 10 for highway bridge conditions

Eric Long // Friday, September 4, 2020

In 2004, Oklahoma was ranked 49th in the nation for highway bridge conditions.

OMRF brain tumor drug receives rare disease designations from the FDA

Adam Kemp // Thursday, September 3, 2020

A “game changing” drug for treating two different types of cancer has been given the green light by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

OKC finds new ways to be developer-friendly

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Oklahoma City has always been an easy place to do business. For developers and construction companies, Oklahoma City just got a little friendlier.

Stillwater company raises $1 million to produce high-tech materials

Dale Denwalt // Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Stillwater's MITO Material Solutions recently closed a $1 million funding round, which will help it complete a pilot project and fully enter the market with its nano-additive products.

First OKC Cultivating Coders camp hailed as big success

Molly Fleming // Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Students spent 8 weeks learning computer coding, then showed off their new skills in a presentation on Friday. The Chamber is seeking a partner to help bring the camp to OKC again.

OU Health Sciences Center earns record high in grants

Journal Record Staff // Monday, August 31, 2020

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center earned a record high $190 million in federal and state awards during state fiscal year 2020, a milestone that advances research and other strategies to improve health and well-being among Oklahomans.

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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.

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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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