Competitive Advantages

According to a study by Arizona State, OKC is the easiest place to do business in North America.

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Taking Off

The biggest names in aerospace are taking advantage of OKC's competitive advantages.

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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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A RIVERíS RISE

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

Falling in love with eye research

Scott Meacham // Sunday, November 17, 2019

When Younghwa “Henry” Shin, Ph.D., a co-founder and CEO of Excitant Therapeutics, entered graduate school at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), his interest was neuroscience.

Film, music industries investing more in Oklahoma Film, music industries investing more in Oklahoma

Steve Metzer // Friday, November 15, 2019

It might be said that the film industry is a rising star in Oklahoma. The state has been the site of filming for more than 30 movies and television shows in 2019 alone.

Tinker Air Force veterans tapped by Boeing

Daisy Creager // Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Close proximity to Tinker Air Force Base has proven to be advantageous for Boeing Oklahoma City for more than the shared aircraft sustainment workload between the two.

Infrastructure improving thanks to Better Streets/Safer Cities work

Molly Fleming // Tuesday, November 12, 2019

It’s been more than two years since Oklahoma City residents approved the Better Streets, Safer City projects, which were backed by bonds and two sales tax initiatives.

OU Medicine expects to complete medical tower in fall 2020

Steve Metzer // Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A major milestone was reached Wednesday at the site of the largest hospital expansion in Oklahoma history.

Better Streets, Safer City public safety update

David McCollum // Wednesday, November 6, 2019

On Sept. 12, 2017, Oklahoma City voters approved 13 bond propositions and two sales tax initiatives known as the Better Streets, Safer City projects.

Opportunities for investing in OKC

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, October 30, 2019

In December 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a program known as opportunity zones. The purpose is to provide tax incentives, as well as temporary tax deferral on capital gains, when investors reinvest gains in opportunity zone funds. In return, the money is used for investment in qualifying census tract communities, also known as opportunity zones.

Pro-Pipe LLC breaks ground on Iron Horse Industrial Park site

Staff Reports // Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tribal leaders, Congressional representatives and local officials welcomed Canadian firm Pro-Pipe USA LLC to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, for the pipeline manufacturer’s groundbreaking ceremony at Iron Horse Industrial Park.

Oklahoma Cityís resident satisfaction ratings among the best in U.S.

Staff Reports // Monday, October 28, 2019

From coast to coast, there aren’t many people as happy with their hometown as Oklahoma City residents are with theirs.

Oklahoma moves up in teacher-pay rankings

Molly Fleming // Monday, October 28, 2019

Oklahoma is now ranked 34th in teacher pay, moving up 15 stops from its previous ranking. This puts the average teacher salary above educators in several other surrounding states, including Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas.

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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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