Brilliant: Soaring Science from a Rising Bio Campus

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A Top 3 City to Start a Business

WalletHub recently conducted a study to find the top cities to start a business, using 16 key metrics such as office-space affordability and educational attainment of the local labor force.

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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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Taking Off

Oklahoma City's aerospace sector continues to fly with a historic announcement from Kratos Defense.

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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

Booz Allen to add 130 new jobs in Oklahoma City

Russel Ray // Friday, November 9, 2018

To accommodate demands borne from the age of big data, Virginia-based Booz Allen Hamilton said Thursday it will be creating 240 jobs with a payroll of $165 million over the next 10 years in Oklahoma.

Stephenson Cancer Center gets grant to study why tumors come back

Meg Wingerter // Friday, November 9, 2018

Stephenson Cancer Center has received more than $10 million to study why some cancers figure out a way to survive everything modern medicine can throw at them.

Oklahoma City honored as "America's Most Livable City"

Staff Reports // Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The City of Oklahoma City receives the national “America’s Most Livable Community Award,” presented by Partners for Livable Communities (Partners), a Washington-based nonprofit.

Southwest airline lanuches nonstop service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Staff Reports // Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Southwest Airlines has launched its new nonstop flight to Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) from Will Rogers World Airport. The new route provides service to one of the City’s most requested airports.

Drone manufacturer Kratos opens new facility

David McCollum // Monday, November 5, 2018

Oklahoma City re-entered the world of aerospace manufacturing Friday with the ribbon-cutting of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.’s manufacturing facility on the city’s west side.

Kratos opens production plant

Journal Record Staff // Monday, November 5, 2018

State and community leaders joined executives from Kratos Defense & Security Solutions at a ribbon-cutting for the company’s new 100,000-square-foot unmanned aircraft production facility in the Will Rogers Business Park, 7501 SW 29th St. in Oklahoma City.

Stephenson Cancer Center leads groundbreaking ovarian cancer study

Staff Reports // Friday, November 2, 2018

A physician-scientist at Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine co-directed an international clinical trial that yielded findings considered unprecedented in the field of gynecological cancer. The study's findings were published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Business Bulletin: Joe Hodges, SSM Health St. Anthony

Kaylee Terracina // Tuesday, October 30, 2018

As a native Oklahoman who works at the oldest hospital in Oklahoma, Joe Hodges, regional president of SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – Oklahoma City, has a unique perspective on the renaissance that has shaped the Oklahoma City community.

Rural Sourcing to bring 150 technology jobs to Oklahoma City

Press Release // Friday, October 26, 2018

Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, is excited to officially announce that it will open its fifth development center in Oklahoma City. The center will create 150 software development jobs that will provide solutions to its Fortune 1000 and technology clients. This decision equates to over a $7 million dollar investment in the first year into the community and reinforces Rural Sourcing’s mission of creating thousands of jobs in the U.S.

DRG works to expand aerospace in Oklahoma City

David Dishman // Thursday, October 25, 2018

Oklahoma City-based Delaware Resource Group continues to expand its presence around the world while attempting to retain its small-business feel.

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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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