Aerospace

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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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

Oklahoma City ranks No. 1 among best cities for tech companies to expand

Eric Long // Thursday, February 27, 2020

Oklahoma City offered the best balance for all 5 categories.

Kratos will build 12 combat drones in OKC this year

Dale Denwalt // Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced it has begun production plans to manufacture its Valkyrie unmanned combat aircraft in Oklahoma City.

A medical breakthrough: Pill to restore hearing loss moves closer to market

Janice Francis-Smith // Monday, February 24, 2020

After years of research, Hough Ear Institute President and CEO Dr. Rick Kopke took a moment Thursday evening to say thanks and to celebrate.

HostBridge Technology bridges gap between legacy mainframes, emerging mobile technologies

Jim Stafford // Thursday, February 13, 2020

Don’t look for a sign in downtown Stillwater advertising the presence of HostBridge Technology, which has maintained its headquarters just off Main Street for two decades.

Paycom founder rides innovation to success

Chip Minty // Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Who says you can’t build a billion-dollar tech company in Oklahoma City?

Startup markets to moms who need flexible job

Dale Denwalt // Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Suma, a startup that matches moms with employers, officially launched Tuesday with 300 women already on its platform.

Biotech company acquires hearing loss drug discovered by Hough Ear Institute scientists

Staff Reports // Tuesday, February 11, 2020

A pill to restore natural hearing moves one step closer to market as Otologic Pharmaceutics has entered into an agreement with Oblato Inc.

Attention entrepreneurs, get your applications in for Rise of the Rest

Marcus Elwell // Monday, February 10, 2020

On April 22, one OKC-based entrepreneur will go home with $100,000 of seed money at the Rise of the Rest Road Trip event. Applications are due Feb. 24.

Soaring to ever higher heights in OKC

Marcus Elwell // Friday, February 7, 2020

Since the early days of flight, aviation has been embedded in Oklahoma City’s DNA. Now you can learn all about Oklahoma City’s aviation story: from its pioneers to the biggest names in the business who have turned aviation into one of the region’s most dynamic economic drivers.

Daily flights from OKC to NYC begin this year

Dale Denwalt // Friday, January 31, 2020
Oklahomans will have an option for direct flights to New York this year when American Airlines adds a daily route to and from Oklahoma City. The daily flights between Will Rogers World Airport and LaGuardia Airport will begin June 4. "This is genuinely good news for Oklahoma City," Airports Director Mark Kranenburg said. "New York LaGuardia has been a much sought-after
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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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