Brilliant: Soaring Science from a Rising Bio Campus

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Food City: OKC's food transformation

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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

Celebrate the launch of the OKC Streetcar

Chamber Staff // Friday, December 14, 2018

The Oklahoma City Streetcar, a voter-approved project funded by the MAPS 3 program, is set to open today after 21 months of construction and testing. The OKC Streetcar, which will cover 5.1 miles with two routes throughout downtown Oklahoma City, represents a new era in local public transit.

Elk Valley Brewing to open in Midtown this month

Steve Lackmeyer // Friday, December 14, 2018

Hudson Avenue in Midtown, long a sleeper stretch of an otherwise vibrant Midtown, is set to start coming back to life with the opening of Elk Valley Brewing later this month.

Construction starts on Heartland headquarters

Steve Lackmeyer // Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Civic and business leaders gathered Tuesday to celebrate the start of construction for a $40 million headquarters that will bring hundreds of tech jobs downtown.

Opportunity Zones creates big potential in OKC

Marcus Elwell // Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act established the creation of Opportunity Zones to encourage long-term investments to help revitalize areas with lower median incomes. You can learn more about the ins and outs of Opportunity Zones here. Oklahoma City will have eight Opportunity Zones and those zones offer great development potential in some of the city's key areas.

Heartland Payment to celebrate ground breaking

Chamber Staff // Monday, December 10, 2018

Heartland Payment Systems will celebrate the construction start of their downtown Oklahoma City facility on Tuesday, Dec. 11 with a ground breaking ceremony.

Oklahoma City wins federal grant for bus rapid transit line

William Crum // Saturday, December 8, 2018

Oklahoma City won a federal grant this week for a bus rapid transit line, a new option for commuters between northwest-side neighborhoods and downtown.

OKC wins $14.3 million grant for bus rapid transit system

Brian Brus // Friday, December 7, 2018

Oklahoma City’s first bus rapid transit system will be years in development, city officials said Friday, citing parking lots, dedicated driving lanes and boarding stop concessions as just a few of the unknown details in a BRT corridor about to take shape.

OKC invests $600,000 in trees for Scissortail Park

Brian Brus // Thursday, December 6, 2018

As much of Oklahoma City prepared for a winter storm Thursday, landscape crews were planting about 50 trees in the 70-acre Scissortail Park near the downtown business district.

Francis Tuttle Pre-Engineering Academy student flexes STEM muscles in creation of prosthetic hand

Jim Stafford // Thursday, December 6, 2018

Emily Haas flexed her biceps, and the fingers on a purple plastic robotic hand sitting on a table before her flexed as well. She did it again. Biceps flexed. Fingers flexed.

Largest contract in state highway department history approved for I-235/I-44 work

Randy Ellis // Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The interchange between Interstate 235 and Interstate 44 in north Oklahoma City will be reconstructed as a four-level interchange as part of a $105 million contract awarded Monday by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission.

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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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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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