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

Oklahoma City's resident satisfaction beats national average

OKC.gov // Monday, August 20, 2018

Oklahoma City residents continue to be more satisfied with their community than most Americans who live in big cities.

OKC Ranks among top 20 cities where your paycheck goes further

Eric Long // Friday, August 17, 2018

GOBankingRates recently published 20 Cities Where Your Paycheck Goes the Furthest. Oklahoma City ranked No. 11.

CoreLogic celebrates local acquisitions, new Oklahoma City center

Richard Mize // Friday, August 17, 2018

CoreLogic Inc. set its physical footprint in Oklahoma City Thursday by celebrating its previous purchase of two local property data firms and announcing 5 percent employment growth, with plans for more high-paying jobs to come.

Aerospace firm to create 350 jobs in Oklahoma

Tim Talley // Wednesday, August 15, 2018

An aerospace manufacturer that produces unmanned aircraft plans to locate its operations center in Oklahoma City and create more than 350 jobs over the next five years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday.

Aerospace company plans to bring operations, jobs to Oklahoma City area

David Dishman // Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The state of Oklahoma is entering into a partnership with Valkyrie Systems Aerospace, with plans for manufacturing facilities, flight operations and training to take place in Oklahoma City.

Economy hums; Oklahoma City sets sales tax record

William Crum // Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The city of Oklahoma City is benefiting from the upswing in the local economy.

OU researcher, business school dean connect at BioScience Networking event

Jim Stafford // Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Serendipity showed up at the recent Oklahoma BioScience Networking luncheon in the person of Daniel Pullin, dean of the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma.

I2E, INC. CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF INVESTING IN ENTREPRENEURS

Chamber Staff // Tuesday, August 14, 2018

i2E, a nonprofit that focuses on growing innovative small businesses in Oklahoma and making a positive impact on the state’s economy, is celebrating its 20th year of investing in entrepreneurs to build successful high growth companies in the state. While i2E officially started in 1998, the need for its services was born much earlier. As the state emerged from the oil bust of the 1980s, the need to create a more diversified economy became apparent.

STEPHENSON CANCER CENTER WORKING EVERY DAY TO BETTER THE LIVES OF OKLAHOMANS

Nate Fisher // Tuesday, August 14, 2018

In the heart of downtown OKC’s innovation district, advanced research is producing success stories and good news in an area where people may generally expect the worst. The only comprehensive academic cancer center in the state, experts at the Stephenson Cancer Center are exploring new treatments and making breakthroughs in cancer care through advanced research, clinical trials and a patient-centered approach to treatment—and those breakthroughs are rendering both results and recognition.

Metro unemployment rate among best in the country

Marcus Elwell // Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The latest unemployment numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics continue to be good news for the Oklahoma City metro economy, and state of Oklahoma as whole.

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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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