Brilliant: Soaring Science from a Rising Bio Campus

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Taking Off

Tinker AFB is OKC is selected to coordinate maintenance and sustainment of the B-21 Raider.

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Food City: OKC's food transformation

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Oklahoma boasts one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the U.S.

According to the Tax Foundation, Oklahoma has the second-lowest corporate tax income rate in the U.S.

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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

SYNQ3 plans to hire 350 additional OKC employees

Staff Reports // Tuesday, May 14, 2019

When SYNQ3 Restaurant Solutions opened their Oklahoma City branch in October 2018, the CEO, Steve Bigari, projected that the company would hire 300 OKC-based telecommute employees in 2019.

American Airlines to offer direct flight to Miami

Brian Brus // Monday, May 13, 2019

American Airlines will offer a daily direct flight from Will Rogers World Airport to Miami International Airport beginning in December, officials said recently.

JetSet announces major expansion at Wiley Post Airport

Daisy Creager // Monday, May 13, 2019

Bethany-based aviation company JetSet announced Thursday the construction of a new 33,000-square-foot fixed-base operator facility and plans for construction of a pilot training program and aircraft maintenance facility at Wiley Post Airport in Bethany.

OMRF reports more effective lupus treatments

Journal Record Staff // Wednesday, May 8, 2019

New research from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is taking physicians closer to personalized treatment solutions for patients suffering from lupus.

OKC-based Progentec Diagnostics refines test to predict future lupus flares

Jim Stafford // Monday, May 6, 2019

Five patients are waiting to see their doctor, each displaying different symptoms. One has a bright rash on her face. Another is suffering from arthritis. Still another has kidney failure, while the fourth patient suffers from heart problems and the fifth is fatigued all the time.

Life science investment boosts Oklahoma

Scott Meacham // Monday, May 6, 2019

At i2E, we like to invest in life sciences companies. About 40 percent of our portfolio is in therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices. We recognize the abundant opportunity for these types of startups in Oklahoma, and we have developed the staff, expertise and partnerships to commercialize technologies in the sector.

Johnson Controls Expands Norman, Oklahoma Facility

Staff Reports // Thursday, May 2, 2019

Johnson Controls officially opened its state-of-the-art Rooftop Center of Excellence in Norman, Okla., during a grand opening event in April which included a ribbon-cutting led by Gov. Kevin Stitt. The 900,000-square-foot facility will serve as the flagship location for the design, manufacturing and testing of HVAC rooftop units. The Norman facility has been a part of the community for nearly 50 years and was recently named one of 2018 Industry Week “Best Plants” for its safety and commitment to employee empowerment and growth.

Rural Sourcing opens for business in OKC

Staff Reports // Thursday, May 2, 2019

Yesterday, Rural Sourcing (RSI), the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, opened a new development center in Oklahoma City. This marks the fifth development center for the company. As it continues its mission to bring technology jobs onshore and to middle America, RSI is providing opportunities for thousands of Americans to build careers in technology.

RSI settles into new home in Rock Island Plow Building

Daisy Creager // Thursday, May 2, 2019

Atlanta-based software developer Rural Sourcing Inc.’s Oklahoma City office is now at 60 of its planned 150 employees and has moved into its new location in the Rock Island Plow Building.

IT company hopes to keep tech jobs in OKC

Dale Denwalt // Thursday, May 2, 2019

Information technology company Rural Sourcing Inc. is aggressively hiring 90 technology workers for its new office space in Bricktown, the Rock Island Plow Building.

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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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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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