No. 3 Lowest Cost of Doing Business

Oklahoma City now has the third lowest business costs among major metros in the U.S. according to Moody's.

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Impressive Growth

According to the 2020 Census, Oklahoma City is one of only 14 cities in the U.S. to add more than 100,000 new citizens in the past decade.

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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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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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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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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

Greater OKC has five out of the top six fastest-growth counties in OK

Eric Long // Friday, October 15, 2021

The Oklahoma City metro grew by more than 170,000 people over the last decade, growing by 14%.

Oklahoma City ranks among the top ten most affordable cities in the nation for homeownership

Perrin Clore Duncan // Friday, October 15, 2021

Oklahoma City is one of the most affordable cities in the United States for homeownership, according to RealtyHop’s Housing Affordability Index.

Connect and collaborate in Oklahoma City’s Innovation District

Perrin Clore Duncan // Friday, October 15, 2021

Oklahoma City’s Innovation District is an epicenter for collaboration, innovation, opportunity, and economic growth.

Oklahoma’s rising aerospace industry to be showcased in Europe

Journal Record Staff // Friday, October 15, 2021

Oklahoma will stake a claim as the “MRO Capital of the World” when the state is showcased this month at a major international aerospace trade show planned in Amsterdam.

American Airlines now offering nonstop service to Austin-Bergstrom International and La Guardia

Staff Reports // Thursday, October 14, 2021

American Airlines launched new nonstop service from Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) making it the highest number of departures from OKC.

The heart inside OKC's innovation bloodline

Innovation District Staff // Wednesday, October 13, 2021

“Anyone who can put America’s Olympic Headquarters for rowing and kayaking in the middle of the Great Plains has the drive to be proactive and creative. We have got a confluence of assets in Oklahoma City, and if we push our beneficence and do it in a sophisticated, community-lifted way, no one will be able to catch us.”

MAPS 4 projects ready to begin after implementation plan approved

Chamber Staff // Monday, October 11, 2021

A major milestone for MAPS 4 was met in September when the City Council gave its approval to the MAPS 4 Implementation Plan, the roadmap or guiding document on how the city will implement or execute the program.

M-D Building Products have been innovating from OKC for more than a century

Marcus Elwell // Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Since 1920, M-D Building Products has been manufacturing a diverse array of products including door and window weatherstrip, caulk, aluminum and vinyl custom extrusions and flooring accessories. Over its century of success, M-D Building Products has maintained its roots as a family-run, privately held business headquartered in Oklahoma City.

Connex Oklahoma database connects manufacturers with supply chain resources

Staff Reports // Thursday, September 23, 2021

The tool allows Oklahoma manufacturers to connect, find alternate suppliers, explore production capabilities, and view their supply chain visually. It also helps manufacturers identify single-supplier risks, and find opportunities for diversification in their supply chain.

O’Connor: Momentum continues for OKC entrepreneurs

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Next week, Oklahoma City will launch another resource for local entrepreneurs. gBeta Oklahoma City will start a seven-week mentorship program to help five startup companies identify and secure resources for fundraising, company organization, marketing, e-commerce and other customer acquisition plans. The free program is created by the national startup accelerator gener8tor. Participating entrepreneurs will be mentored and coached by investors, seasoned founders and subject matter experts who will provide programming for learning sessions and pitch development. The program received high interest, with a number of startups applying.

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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.

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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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