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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OKC Ranks in Top 3 for Lowest Business Cost

The National American Business Cost Review recently looked at all metros with more than 1 million in population.

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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

Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center helps OKC's economy soar

David McCollum // Thursday, February 21, 2019

When you think of the FAA’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC), located on the west side of Will Rogers World Airport, you naturally think of it as the home to the FAA Academy, right? The place that trains the nation’s air traffic controllers, the men and women who keep aircraft safely spaced as we fly the friendly skies.

OíConnor: Districts are a great investment

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thriving, unique commercial districts add immense value, celebrate our cultural diversity and support Oklahoma City’s economic development efforts.

1 Million Cups OKC aims to caffeinate entrepreneurship

Marcus Elwell // Tuesday, February 19, 2019

It has been said that one of the most vital ingredients of a successful startup is pretty simple: coffee. A cup of coffee with peers or mentors have led to countless connections and solutions for entrepreneurs with “that next great idea.”

Economic growth projected to continue, report finds

Chamber Staff // Tuesday, February 19, 2019

According to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s 2019 Economic Forecast, the Oklahoma City metro economy is expected to continue its growth after a healthy year in 2018. Positive Oklahoma City metro job growth in 2019 is expected to increase by 2.1 percent or 13,600 jobs. However, a modest slowdown in activity could be forthcoming and the state and local economies are vulnerable to national uncertainties. If national conditions weaken in the second half of 2019, this could result in a noticeable drag on local and state forecasted growth.

NBA player Ekpe Udoh sees promise in hydroponic farming

Brian Brus // Thursday, February 14, 2019

Utah Jazz basketball player Ekpe Udoh revealed the motivation behind his new business venture to area high school students at the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City campus Thursday.

OKC's Opportunity Zones provide incentives for investment

David McCollum // Wednesday, February 13, 2019

An Opportunity Zone is a designation created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 allowing for certain investments in lower income areas to have tax advantages. The purpose of this program is to put capital to work that would otherwise be locked up due to the asset holder's unwillingness to trigger a capital gains tax.

Beef jerky company owner chasing bigger market share

Molly M. Fleming // Tuesday, February 12, 2019

J.R. Towe wants a bigger slice of the beef jerky market.

Investing in Edmond: New commercial construction remains high

Molly M. Fleming // Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In the last nine years, Edmond has seen nearly $40 million in private money put into its downtown.

Innovation sparks success for local battery firm

Scott Meacham // Tuesday, February 12, 2019

For a young company, it’s never easy and the hard work is never over. It’s a long, difficult battle full of fits and starts and failure before success.

Coolgreens to add locations beyond state lines

Molly M. Fleming // Monday, February 11, 2019

The new Coolgreens menu is anticipated to help the Oklahoma City-based restaurant company expand outside state lines.

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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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