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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top 10 for lowest tax burden

Oklahoma ranks as the 7th-lowest tax burden state in the nation.

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Aerospace industry in OKC produces $11.6 billion annually

OKC's new aerospace study estimates there are 291 public and private sector firms employing 43,250 workers in the region. Read the full study.

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North Star to OKC

North Star Scientific to open aerospace manufacturing operation in OKC.

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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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Aerospace

Soaring to ever-higher heights. Read the full story of aerospace in OKC.

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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 manufacturers get a boost from new $10 million incentive program

Dale Denwalt // Friday, April 9, 2021

As Oklahoma continues its march out of the economically disastrous COVID-19 pandemic, the state Department of Commerce is setting aside $10 million for existing manufacturers to spur investment and innovation.

Innovation District Symposium recap: OK on the forefront of Autonomous Systems Tech

Innovation District Staff // Thursday, April 8, 2021

With this year’s topic centralizing on autonomous system technologies, thought leaders from the public and private sectors as well as industry and academia all came together to discuss global advancements in autonomous systems and to highlight Oklahoma’s position at the forefront of this wave of innovation.

OKC makes recent '10 coolest cities with lowest cost of living’ list

Perrin Duncan // Wednesday, March 31, 2021

With an 86.6 cost of living index combined with an array of attractions, culture, and entertainment, Oklahoma City made PureWow’s top ten list featuring the “coolest cities with the lowest cost of living” in the nation.

Better Streets, Safer City update: 119 resurfaced street miles in 2020

Staff Reports // Wednesday, March 24, 2021

About 119 miles of streets were resurfaced and 21 miles of sidewalk constructed in 2020 with Better Streets, Safer City sales tax funds. The bond-funded portion of the program includes hundreds of millions of dollars more in street resurfacing funds.

Moody's, S&P affirm OKC's AAA bond rating

Staff Reports // Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings have each affirmed the City of Oklahoma City’s top-notch bond rating and stable long-term outlook. It’s the 11th year in a row OKC achieved the highest rating.

Metro-area highway system upgrades continue

Chamber Staff // Friday, March 19, 2021

Motorists can continue to expect construction within several Oklahoma City metro interstate work zones this spring, but with the promise of improved pavement conditions and safety updates along some of the most heavily traveled corridors within the city.

Interview with Chamber's innovation expert Evan Fay: 'Your efforts here will not be marginal'

Marcus Elwell // Friday, March 19, 2021

Recently, VeloCity sat down with Evan Fay, manager of innovation and entrepreneurship for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. Fay is the Chamber’s point person when it comes to connecting with entrepreneurs in OKC.

Will Rogers World Airport prepares to open expansion

Chamber Staff // Friday, March 19, 2021

As officials at Will Rogers World Airport work through an unprecedented decline in air travel at the same time they are implementing a significant terminal expansion, we reached out to Mark Kranenburg, OKC's Director of Airports, to get some insight on what is next for the region’s largest airport.

OKC rated No. 1 for lowest cost of living among large cities

Eric Long // Friday, March 19, 2021

Oklahoma City ranks No. 1 for Lowest Cost of Living among all reporting large cities over 500,000 population.

At Martin Bionics, an innovator’s work is never complete

Journal Record Staff // Friday, March 19, 2021

The work of an innovator is never complete.

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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 most livable community in the U.S. and a Top 10 coolest city with lowest cost of livingThe easiest place in North America to do business and a Top 10 job growth ranking.  The No. 1 place for startups to expand.  A "must-visit destination in 2020" 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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