Competitive Advantages

According to a study by Arizona State, OKC is the easiest place to do business in North America.

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Taking Off

The biggest names in aerospace are taking advantage of OKC's competitive advantages.

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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 startup aims to change creative collaboration

Scott Meacham // Sunday, December 8, 2019

It is exciting when Oklahoma startups set out to change industries. That’s the story of Cage, an Oklahoma City company with customers from around the world.

Scientists share research, tour cancer center at OKC conference

Jim Stafford // Saturday, December 7, 2019

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) and the NCI-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) delivered an academic double feature for about 200 cancer research scientists who attended the recent 2019 END2Cancer conference at the Samis Education Center on the OUHSC campus.

Sickle cell drug with OKC roots going to market soon

Molly Fleming // Friday, December 6, 2019
Dr. Rodger McEver and his teams at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and Selexys did not set out to create a drug that could be used by sickle cell disease patients. Rather, McEver was studying a protein that’s connected to white blood cells. He had been studying that protein, call P-selectin, since the 1980s when he worked at the University of Texas in San

After pivot to clinical care, Martin Bionics plans six offices nationwide

Dale Denwalt // Sunday, December 1, 2019

R&D World Magazine has recognized Oklahoma City-based Martin Bionics in its annual list of the Top 100 innovative technologies, alongside prestigious national research laboratories and tech companies.

Boeing staff in OKC will manage NATO's $1 billion AWACS upgrade

Dale Denwalt // Thursday, November 28, 2019

Boeing Oklahoma City will manage NATO's $1 billion AWACS surveillance aircraft modernization program.

A homegrown biotech success story

Dr. Stephen Prescott // Sunday, November 24, 2019

When Novartis announced earlier this month that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved the company’s new drug to treat sickle cell anemia, the press release didn’t mention Oklahoma. But it should have.

MAPS program spurs $7 billion in investment in Oklahoma City

Chamber Staff // Thursday, November 21, 2019

Public investment through the MAPS program has triggered substantial private sector investment.

Sickle cell treatment cleared for use derived from OKC researcher's discoveries

Steve Lackmeyer // Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A new drug that treats sickle cell disease based on discoveries by Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Rodger McEver is now cleared to be used at hospitals and clinics.

Falling in love with eye research

Scott Meacham // Sunday, November 17, 2019

When Younghwa “Henry” Shin, Ph.D., a co-founder and CEO of Excitant Therapeutics, entered graduate school at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), his interest was neuroscience.

Film, music industries investing more in Oklahoma Film, music industries investing more in Oklahoma

Steve Metzer // Friday, November 15, 2019

It might be said that the film industry is a rising star in Oklahoma. The state has been the site of filming for more than 30 movies and television shows in 2019 alone.

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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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