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 RIVER’S 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

Oklahoma has the lowest unemployment insurance tax, top 10 corporate tax rank

Eric Long // Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Tax Foundation released its 2019 annual report for state tax structures. Making this list isn’t just about having low (or no) taxes, it’s about how clear the tax code is and how effectively it raises revenue in balance with its impact on businesses.

Q&A: SYNQ3 CEO Steve Bigari

Kennedy Parker // Monday, November 26, 2018

SYNQ3 Restaurant Solutions is coming to OKC and bringing 300 flexible, part-time jobs with them.

OKC researchers study cold virus that threatens infants

Meg Wingerter // Thursday, November 22, 2018

A virus that typically causes mild cold-like symptoms might seem like an odd target for researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, but this foe is more dangerous than it might seem.

Oklahoma City manufacturing is cutting edge

David McCollum // Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Close your eyes for a moment. Think about manufacturing. What do you envision? Is it the noise of a factory floor as workers, glistening in sweat, muscle heavy machinery and raw materials into place? Or maybe it’s a line of blue-collar workers, working on an assembly line performing a mind-numbing series of repetitive tasks?

OSU dedicates new Devon Material Lab, leadership program

Staff Reports // Friday, November 16, 2018

Oklahoma State University celebrated the opening of the Devon Energy Material Science Laboratory in a new state-of-the-art building. The Devon laboratory is part of ENDEAVOR, a 72,000-square-foot building with 15 labs, collaborative work spaces and five industry-aligned labs for student projects.

OU Catalyst Programs lead entrepreneurs to successful SBIR grant proposals

Jim Stafford // Friday, November 16, 2018

When Ashton Robinson Cook was 3 years old, a tornado struck the mobile home in which he lived with his mother in Little Rock, Ark. The experience terrified Cook but also stirred a lifelong interest in all things weather.

Tinker AFB selected for B-21 Raider maintenance and sustainment

Chamber Staff // Friday, November 16, 2018

The Air Force announced today that it selected Tinker Air Force Base to coordinate maintenance and sustainment of the B-21 Raider, the next generation long-range strike bomber.

Tinker Air Force Base to be home for maintenance of new stealth bomber

Silas Allen // Friday, November 16, 2018

U.S. Air Force officials have selected Tinker Air Force Base to provide maintenance for the B-21 Raider once the bomber comes online in the mid 2020s, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced Friday.

Harold Hamm Foundation donates $34 million to Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at OU Medicine

Staff Reports // Thursday, November 15, 2018

The University of Oklahoma announced a $34 million dollar gift made to the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center (HHDC) at OU Medicine. The gift from The Harold Hamm Foundation is the largest gift ever made to the HHDC and follows the gift given by Mr. Hamm in 2007 that established the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center with the goal to cure diabetes.

Booz Allen: OKC great place for ‘us to grow’

Molly M. Fleming // Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Oklahoma City was up against Dayton, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., as it vied for 130 new jobs being created by Booz Allen Hamilton, a defense contractor and intelligence firm.

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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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