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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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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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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Brilliant

Soaring Science from a Rising Bio Campus

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Food City

OKC's food transformation

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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

Skydweller to headquarter in Oklahoma City

Justin Tinder // Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A cutting-edge aerospace startup is set to bring 120 top-tier engineering positions to Oklahoma City by 2024.

Skydweller Aero picks OKC, Ardmore for HQ, testing

Journal Record Staff // Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Skydweller Aero Inc. on Tuesday said it will establish its corporate headquarters and engineering operations in Oklahoma City and testing and integration in Ardmore.

Take a deep dive into OKCís visual arts community

Marcus Elwell // Friday, June 26, 2020

One thing that always surprises newcomers, visitors and sometimes even long-time locals about Oklahoma City is the depth, passion and diversity of the metro’s visual arts community.

Summer camp opens to teach kids first steps in tech

Dale Denwalt // Friday, June 26, 2020

A new full-day summer camp for children has opened in Edmond, allowing attendees to learn coding, 3D printing, robotics and other activities in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

Business Relief Program grant applications begin June 26

Chamber Staff // Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A new state aid program will help businesses overcome economic challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

OKC ranked first for PPP approval rate, disbursements

Justin Tinder // Tuesday, June 23, 2020

OKC businesses were quick to take advantage of federal funding relief.

Loveís Entrepreneurís Cup overcomes pandemic to conduct virtual competition

Staff Reports // Thursday, June 11, 2020

Student entrepreneurs from college campuses across Oklahoma pitched winning business plans online to virtual panels of judges in the recent Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup competition that awarded $158,000 in cash prizes and scholarships.

OMRF uncovers clues for lupus risk in African Americans

Journal Record Staff // Monday, June 8, 2020

African Americans are roughly five times more likely to suffer from the autoimmune disease lupus as European Americans.

OU College of Medicine awarded $11M to study infections

Journal Record Staff // Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine has been awarded an $11 million federal grant to create the Oklahoma Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunity, a hub for research into many types of infections and how the immune system recognizes and destroys them, or succumbs to them.

OMRF receives $2.1 million to study heart disease OMRF receives $2.1 million to study heart disease

Journal Record Staff // Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Jasimuddin Ahamed has received a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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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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