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 RIVER’S 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

StarSpace46: OKC's hub for innovation

Marcus Elwell // Tuesday, June 18, 2019

StarSpace46 opened in the fall of 2016 and in a short time has quickly grown into Oklahoma City’s largest coworking space. However, simply calling StarSpace46 a coworking space sells the venture drastically short. StarSpace46 has become the central hub for the metro’s burgeoning tech and startup scene.

OKC’s air service is really taking off

Roy Williams // Monday, June 17, 2019

With the recent American Airlines announcement that non-stop service to Miami from OKC begins later this year, 24 destination cities now have such flights. Non-stop markets are important to businesses and open the gates for new business opportunities.

OKC promotes aerospace industry in Paris

Marcus Elwell // Thursday, June 13, 2019

Not long after the Wright Brothers changed history with their first flight in 1903, the Paris Air Show has been the center of the aviation world every other summer. First held in 1909, the Paris Air Show is the largest aerospace exhibition in the world. Like years past, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber will head to Paris from June 17 to 23 as part of an effort to promote the industry in our state with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

Stephenson Cancer Center unveils ‘revolutionary’ new treatment

Steve Metzer // Thursday, June 13, 2019

A “serial killer” compared to a mythological fire-breathing beast is about to be unleashed to cut down millions of cancer cells in patients treated at the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine.

Revolutionary treatment offered to cancer patients in Oklahoma

K.S. McNutt // Thursday, June 13, 2019

A revolutionary treatment that turns T cells into "serial killers" to attack tumors is now available to cancer patients in Oklahoma.

Biotech family business grew out of local shed

Scott Meacham // Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Sean and Scott Bauman, CEO and chief operating officer of biotechnology company IMMY, literally grew up in the family business.

OKC is ranked among the best cities for serial entrepreneurs

Chamber Staff // Tuesday, June 11, 2019

OKC was recently ranked among the top cities for entrepreneurs that have “started three or more businesses prior to the one they run today.”

Will Rogers airport to receive more than $9 million in federal grants

Dale Denwalt // Saturday, June 8, 2019

Will Rogers World Airport will receive more than $9 million in federal grants to make improvements throughout the airport.

Oklahoma’s bioscience prowess busy making a difference worldwide

Kevan Goff-Parker // Saturday, June 8, 2019

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Manager of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Evan Fay said he believes some people may be caught off-guard by Oklahoma’s growing bioscience prowess.

OSU’s Unmanned Systems Research Institute addresses drone challenges

Jim Stafford // Thursday, June 6, 2019

Dozens of drones-in-development occupy benches in the design laboratory at Oklahoma State University’s Unmanned Systems Research Institute. Drones with fixed wings that fly like an airplane. Drones with rotors that hover like a helicopter. Drones with tiny jet engines.

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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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