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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Aerospace

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

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Competitive Advantages

According to a study by Arizona State, OKC is the easiest place to do business in North America.

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MAPS 4 passes

Landmark $978-million package overwhelmingly passed by voters.

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Brilliant

Soaring Science from a Rising Bio Campus

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Food City

OKC's food transformation

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A RIVERíS RISE

ROOTS, REINVENTION and THE RINGS: Get the inside story on the revival of the Oklahoma River.

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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

OKC named to top 10 capital cities list

Justin Tinder // Friday, April 3, 2020

WalletHub, a personal financial website based in Washington, D.C., placed Oklahoma City in its top 10 for best state capital cities in which to live.

Prairie Wolf Spirits making hand cleaner

Molly Fleming // Wednesday, April 1, 2020

To date, Prairie Wolf Spirits has given more than 1,000 gallons to first responders, emergency medical staff and other groups that work with people daily, such as the Oklahoma City Police Department. The facility can produce about 15,000 bottles daily, ranging in size from four to 16 ounces.

Edmond Chamber providing grants to local businesses

Janice Francis-Smith // Wednesday, April 1, 2020

On Wednesday morning, Edmond businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may apply for grants of up to $5,000 made available by the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce and the Edmond Economic Development Authority.

OKC approves $5.5M relief package for businesses

Janice Francis-Smith // Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Small businesses in Oklahoma City may receive financial assistance by the last week of April from the $5.5 million OKC Small Business Continuity Fund program approved by the Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday. An online application portal will be made available for businesses to apply beginning April 6.

Mathis Brothers produces medical masks at mattress factory

Journal Record Staff // Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Oklahoma City-based furniture retailer Mathis Brothers has begun producing cloth face masks in its mattress factory.

OKC creates program to help small businesses

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, April 1, 2020

As our community responded to COVID-19 and began practicing social distancing, it was clear this crisis would reduce, or even eliminate, revenue for many businesses. Fortunately for businesses located here, when there’s a crisis, Oklahoma City jumps into action.

Stiilwater company producing a new chewing gum product that promotes relaxation

Paula Burkes // Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Bubble Calm is a functional chewing gum with natural active ingredients that promote relaxation.

Take a quick virtual tour of the OKC Omni Hotel

Nate Fisher // Monday, March 30, 2020

Need a quick diversion? Sure you do! As the Omni continues to near completion, this quick video tour gives a glimpse of what's to come. Hang in there everyone, and know that better things are on the horizon!

i2E continues connection with MaxQ Research

Scott Meacham // Monday, March 23, 2020

i2E's connection to MaxQ Research, a Stillwater company that creates validated packaging systems for blood and other biologics, actually began with the 2012 Governor's Cup, now the Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup, Oklahoma’s statewide collegiate business plan competition sponsored by Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores. MaxQ was one of the competing business plans.

Francis Tuttle grows aviation, aerospace services

Paula Burkes // Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Francis Tuttle’s Workforce and Economic Development team works with aerospace organizations in Oklahoma to assess their workforce needs, then quickly create targeted training programs to fill the gap. The curriculum is either specified to a company’s detailed job description/analysis or, many times, to more generic, regionally needed skills.

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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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