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

The Thunder celebrates 10 years of NBA in OKC

Kaylee Terracina // Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October 2018 marks 10 years since the Oklahoma City Thunder played its first game in Oklahoma City, the beginning of Oklahoma City’s status as a big-league city. But bringing the NBA to Oklahoma City is a story that started much earlier than the Thunder’s first game.

Learning more about the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

Scott Meacham // Tuesday, October 16, 2018

It's always eye-opening to gain a fresh perspective on something you think you know so well.

Metro 50 profile: Angel Heart Boutique

Heide Brandes // Monday, October 15, 2018

As a child, Schayene Silva sold everything she could collect. She would find items, sell them for higher and save the money she made. Now, Silva and her husband, Felipe Resende, are still selling, but at a more sophisticated level.

Streetcar project generates millions in new investment

Brian Brus // Monday, October 15, 2018

The promise of a new streetcar circuit downtown played a key part in about $1.6 billion in investment in downtown businesses since the MAPS 3 project was announced, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber President Roy Williams said.

Metro 50 Profile: Monterey Construction

Heide Brandes // Thursday, October 11, 2018

In 2017, Monterey Construction of Norman was struggling with growing pains. From 2014 to 2016, the company had an 800 percent growth in home construction, and President and CEO Chris Edwards knew he had to get a handle on the astronomical growth.

Report highlights transformative projects

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, October 10, 2018

For nearly six decades, the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority has been working with city planners, private developers and residents to revitalize Oklahoma City. OCURA’s recent annual report highlights some of the most visible transformations in the Core to Shore Project Area.

Greater OKC Chamber releases streetcar investment impact study

David McCollum // Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber today released an investment impact analysis on the MAPS3 downtown streetcar project.

Tech company expansion brings flexible jobs

David Dishman // Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A technology company is expanding its presence to Oklahoma City, and plans to bring 300 flexible, part-time jobs to the market.

Celebrate manufacturing in October

Marcus Elwell // Friday, October 5, 2018

October is Manufacturing Month and with more than 41,000 workers, manufacturing makes up around six percent of employment in Greater Oklahoma City. Manufacturing is a vital cog in the economic engine of our region.

Omni groundbreaking highlights continuing downtown development

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, October 3, 2018

On Monday, Omni Hotel leadership, along with city officials and city leaders, officially broke ground on the beautiful 605-room Omni Oklahoma City hotel set to open in early 2021.

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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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