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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Taking Off

The biggest names in aerospace are taking advantage of OKC's competitive advantages.

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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

Paycom will join S&P 500

Dale Denwalt // Thursday, January 23, 2020

Paycom Software Inc. has been selected for inclusion in the S&P 500, becoming the fifth Oklahoma business on the widely followed index of large U.S. publicly traded companies.

FTZ helps businesses gain advantage

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, January 22, 2020

As Oklahoma City grows its manufacturing and distribution industries, having the Foreign Trade Zone program as a key strategic economic development tool specific to import and export industries helps us compete with other major cities to encourage businesses to establish and retain operations in our market.

Oklahoma City named a Millennial boomtown

Scott Meacham // Sunday, January 19, 2020

Millennials (those born between about 1982 and 1996) have overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest generation in the U.S. labor force — that’s one-in-three of workers or people looking for work.

OCU Online Business Program ranked among highest in U.S.

Staff Reports // Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The U.S. News & World Report announced today Oklahoma City University is ranked 41st in the country for Best Online Business Programs (non-MBA), specifically recognizing the online master’s programs in Energy Management and Energy Legal Studies. The Meinders School of Business has been on the list for six consecutive years.

OKC is making all the best lists

Molly Fleming // Tuesday, January 14, 2020

We know you’ve grown to love OKC, but you’re not the only one. The city is continuing to catch the attention of some big names. Most recently, “Travel + Leisure” listed Oklahoma City as one of its 50 places to travel in 2020. We’re on the same list as international cities, such as Addis Adaba in Ethiopia and Beijing, China. Other U.S. cities on the list include Ashville, North Carolina, Boston and Big Island, Hawaii. There are more international destinations than U.S, so we’re definitely excited to make the cut.

FAA OKC cuts ribbon on Customs and Border Protection test tower

Staff Reports // Thursday, January 9, 2020

For over ten years the two organizations have had an Interagency Agreement in place which allows the FAALC and FAA Academy to provide essential logistics, engineering and training support to CBP.

2020 brings more development opportunities

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The beginning of a new year gives us the opportunity to look ahead to upcoming projects and their potential impact on our city. And thanks to Oklahoma City residents, the passage of MAPS 4 will also help to buoy our economy and fund public projects that have great potential to spur private development and investment.

Urban Air Mobility safety studied at OKC's FAA facility

David McCollum // Monday, December 30, 2019

The safe incorporation into the National Airspace of UAM, Urban Air Mobility is being developed at the FAA’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center here in Oklahoma City.

Bakery Bling moving headquarters to OKC

Janice Francis-Smith // Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust has agreed to provide up to $400,000 in incentives to the company in exchange for the jobs created.

Student-created game-system company auditioning for Shark Tank

Molly Fleming // Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Students from the organization Loveworks created an augmented-reality game system, which starts with a wristband. In the metro, the bands are sold at OnCue Express stores.

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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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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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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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