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

Baker Hughes donates Energy Innovation Center building to OSU

Journal Record Staff // Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Oklahoma State University has formed a technology collaboration with Baker Hughes that included the donation of the Baker Hughes Energy Innovation Center in the Innovation District east of downtown Oklahoma City to OSU.

Kratos' Skyborg contract to bring work to Oklahoma City, California

Jack Money // Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Kratos landed another defense contract that will bring additional work to its Oklahoma City manufacturing center.

Kratos awarded $400 Million 5-year IDIQ contract for U.S. Air Force Skyborg development

Staff Reports // Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Work under the program award will be performed at secure Kratos manufacturing and production facilities located in Oklahoma and California over the next 60 months.

Job demand to increase as Tinkerís KC-46 campus build moves forward

Justin Tinder // Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tinker's new construction project is the single-largest build since the 1940s.

Baker Hughes donates OKC Energy Innovation Center to Oklahoma State University

Jack Money // Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Oklahoma State University is getting a new home in Oklahoma City it will use to boost its engineering students’ research opportunities.

Scissortail Park earns national and regional engineering awards

Staff Reports // Thursday, July 23, 2020

The park, a crown jewel of Oklahoma City’s MAPS 3 program, earned national and regional engineering awards this month.

Despite virus setbacks, aerospace industry expects growth

Steve Metzer // Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Oklahoma has not escaped this year’s severe turbulence in the aerospace industry, aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the state seems to be managing better than most, several industry executives said Monday.

OKCís CareerTech system is providing retraining opportunities during the pandemic

Marcus Elwell // Monday, July 20, 2020

To help employees or job seekers who need to pivot their skills to a new industry, Oklahoma’s expansive CareerTech system is already on the frontlines of helping retool and retrain Oklahoma’s workforce.

Boeing expanding presence in OKC

Staff Reports // Friday, July 17, 2020

Boeing OKC started construction on a new high-bay addition at its facility, where the work inside is expected to create the need for more engineering positions in support of its B-52 modernization and sustainment efforts. The project is expected to be completed in 2021’s second quarter.

The University of Central Oklahoma launches online Workforce Advantage Professional Certificate

Marcus Elwell // Friday, July 17, 2020

This fall, The University of Central Oklahoma will launch its Workforce Advantage program online through its UCO Downtown campus.

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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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