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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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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Soaring Science from a Rising Bio Campus

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Food City

OKC's food transformation

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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

MAPS 3 surplus funds will aid in additional capital improvements

Chamber Staff // Wednesday, May 27, 2020

OKC’s conservative budgeting has resulted in extra MAPS funds.

Francis Tuttle, OU to expand aerospace class offerings with new courses

Chamber Staff // Tuesday, May 26, 2020

To stay ahead of the demand for talent in the aerospace industry, two schools are expanding their curriculum by creating additional courses designed to produce students whose expertise will further cement the state as a national leader.

Oklahoma City now nation's 25th largest city

Randy Ellis // Friday, May 22, 2020

Oklahoma City is now the 25th largest city in the United States, according to the latest annual population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Expansion continues in downtown OKC

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, May 20, 2020

While we are facing what may be a worldwide economic downturn, Oklahoma City’s economic development planning, investment in our city and efforts to diversify our economy are paying off. A look at new development and investment in and around the central business district shows we haven’t skipped a step.

Hough Ear Institute, partners developing breakthrough treatments for hearing loss

Justin Tinder // Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hough Ear Institute has escalated its efforts to aid people facing new obstacles as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heartland to add 400 jobs to its downtown workforce

Steve Lackmeyer // Monday, May 18, 2020

Heartland, already set to fill up its new downtown headquarters with 550 employees, is adding another 400 who will be moving into the Mideke Building in Bricktown.

Construction flying forward at Will Rogers World Airport

Molly Fleming // Friday, May 15, 2020

This is the most recent addition at WRWA in 12 years. The $89 million project will add 133,022 square feet to the existing 410,000 square-foot airport terminal, with 43,473 square feet being renovated.

Energy chemicals supplier pivots operation to meet sanitizer demand

Jack Money // Friday, May 15, 2020

Big problems aren’t insurmountable.

Stephenson developing app for cancer patients during COVID-19

Journal Record Staff // Thursday, May 14, 2020

An oncologist and a mobile health researcher at Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine are creating an app that will monitor the well-being of patients with cancer during the COVID-19 outbreak.

‘Amazing’ news: Costco back office would create 1,044 jobs in OKC

Janice Francis-Smith // Monday, May 11, 2020

A $3 million tax incentive package to support Costco Wholesale Corp.’s plan to open an office in Oklahoma City will be taken up by city officials next week. The project is estimated to generate a total economic impact of more than $772 million over the next seven years.

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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.

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
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.
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
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

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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