Brilliant: Soaring Science from a Rising Bio Campus

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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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A RIVERíS RISE

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

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Taking Off

Oklahoma City's aerospace sector continues to fly with a historic announcement from Kratos Defense.

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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

Rural Sourcing aims to compete against world from Bricktown

Steve Lackmeyer // Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Rural Sourcing, a software development company, is set to start hiring for its proposed new location in Bricktown later this year with plans to staff up to 150 people or more after three years.

Oklahoma City ranks among top 10 cities for outdoor space

Chamber Staff // Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The word “city” doesn’t always have to evoke images of steel, high rise towers and flashing lights; In OKC’s case, greenery, foliage and flowers go hand-in-hand with our image of a city. After all, with gorgeous green spots woven between our downtown area like the newly renovated Kerr Park and the Myriad Botanical Gardens, it’s hard not to. Perhaps then it should come as no surprise that Oklahoma City was recently ranked among the top 10 cities for outdoor space recently.

Software firmís proposal for Plow Building goes forward

Molly M. Fleming // Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Rural Sourcing Inc. is a fan of restored old buildings even if that means restoring the building itself.

Innovation District accelerating Oklahoma Cityís momentum

Cathy O'Connor // Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Innovation is a powerful word. We often think of it as a new idea or new way of doing something, but when we talk about Oklahoma City’s Innovation District, the word takes on a grander meaning – a place, a catalyst, a convergence of people and ideas.

Oklahoma City among top 5 cities with youngest entrepreneurs

Chamber Staff // Thursday, September 13, 2018

You’re never too young to set out on your quest for entrepreneurial glory—especially if you live in one of these cities! Lending Tree recently set out to find the cities with the youngest entrepreneurs: Cities with fewer obstacles to keep you from your dreams of success, mostly cities with more manageable costs and plenty of networking opportunities. Cities like Oklahoma City, which is especially loaded with benefits for millennials like being among the top cities where millennials are most likely to make more money, being one of the best cities for millennial homeownership, and being one of the overall best metros for millennials.

OKC is well represented on Inc. 5000 list

Marcus Elwell // Wednesday, September 12, 2018

In Greater Oklahoma City, entrepreneurial spirit means a little more than starting a business. You could say it is in the DNA of our community dating back to its very founding. Remember, our city is the one that was founded in a single day. With the firing of guns to open the Land Run on April 22, 1889, a city of 10,000 was born out of nothing. Greater Oklahoma City is a metro literally founded by entrepreneurs from all over the country, and even the world.

OU students gain real-world energy experience though new program

Adam Wilmoth // Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Zauaraou Sylla already is using the skills she learned this summer working with a team from Oklahoma City-based Charter Oak Production LLC.

Oklahoma Blood Institute pioneers Ďdonor drivení blood-based cellular therapies

Jim Stafford // Tuesday, September 11, 2018

In a room filled with blood donors at the Oklahoma Blood Institute's (OBI) donation center, Jennifer Chain, Ph.D., pronounces some words that don't easily roll off the tongue. Allogeneic. Autologous. Apheresis.

Summit offers engaging lineup for entrepreneurs

Scott Meacham // Tuesday, September 11, 2018

As regular readers of this column already know, I am a huge advocate of education.

Staying alive: Can an experimental OMRF drug stop Mike Schuster's brain cancer?

Adam Cohen // Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Last month, Sen. John McCain died from glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. The same disease took the life of Sen. Edward Kennedy.

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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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