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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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

Applications open for ‘Idea Accelerator’ program in OKC

Journal Record Staff // Monday, May 16, 2022

A program to encourage innovative business ideas is building momentum in Oklahoma.

Midwest City positioned for economic growth

Kathryn McNutt // Monday, May 16, 2022

Midwest City – the center of commerce for the east metropolitan area for decades – is poised for significant growth this year.

Rose State focuses on aerospace, cybersecurity, industry needs

Jennifer Sharpe // Monday, May 16, 2022

Rose State College’s Tanenbaum Aerospace and Cybersecurity Center appears poised to meet the workforce demands of industry and local companies and the academic needs of students pursuing aerospace and cybersecurity education.

Tribes work closely with local communities, EDOs

Staff Reports // Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Tribal governments have a long history of partnering to enhance economic development in Oklahoma.

Onward OKC another example of the power of partnership

Roy Williams // Friday, May 6, 2022

Last month, five of the largest CareerTech centers in the Greater Oklahoma City metro announced the formation of Onward OKC, a new compact designed to allow for better, more streamlined access to training for both businesses and employees alike.

OKC biotech front-and-center as BIO 2022 approaches

Chamber Staff // Thursday, May 5, 2022

Oklahoma City has steadily – and intentionally – transformed itself into an emerging bioscience and biotechnology player over the last few decades, garnering attention from across the nation and globe.

gBETA Oklahoma City Startup Accelerator announces spring cohort

Staff Reports // Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The startups were recruited from the greater Oklahoma City area and represent a wide variety of industries and verticals, ranging from auto racing safety equipment to fintech data visualization.

OKC a finalist for federal biotech money

Kathryn McNutt // Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Partners working to expand the biotechnology industry in central Oklahoma met Monday with a U.S. Economic Development Administration official who quizzed them about their process.

Fueling the film industry

Erick Perry // Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Chamber forum in March focused on the fast-growing film industry in Oklahoma. Panelists Co-CEO of Prairie Surf Media, Rachel Cannon; EVB and Head of Finance at Prairie Surf Media, Tanya Ruby; and President of Region Track Inc. and economist, Mark Snead, PH.D. each added detail to the discussion.

Talk of the town: First National Center redefines OKC’s epicenter

Erick Perry // Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Following more than four years of work on one of the state’s largest restorations to date, the First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City has re-opened, bringing back a feeling of home for many downtown denizens.

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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 the No. 1 place for startups to expand. The 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. There is a reason Oklahoma City was one of just 14 cities in the U.S. to gain more than 100,000 new residents over the last decade. 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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