COVID-19 Resources

To help businesses implement strategies to protect their workforce while ensuring continuity of operations, the Chamber has compiled a list of resources that can help employers navigate the challenges ahead.

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North Star to OKC

North Star Scientific to open aerospace manufacturing operation in OKC.

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Art in OKC

Bold, experimental, collaborative and fearless, our modern-day artists are very much in the tradition of the early settlers of our city, and the indigenous peoples who have called Oklahoma home for centuries before that.

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OKC now 25th- largest city in the U.S.

Since 2010, Oklahoma City has grown by more than 12%. Oklahoma City has moved past Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Portland, Las Vegas and Baltimore in population.

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Heartland announces more jobs for OKC

As Heartland Payments nears completion on their downtown OKC headquarters, the company announced it will be hiring an additional 400 workers.

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Aerospace

Soaring to ever-higher heights. Read the full story of aerospace in OKC.

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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 company brings high-tech sensors to semi trailers

Dale Denwalt // Thursday, January 14, 2021

Colleges gear up to meet demand for aerospace, cybersecurity workers

The Journal Record Staff // Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Rose State College and Tulsa Community College have been designated as partners in the first Aerospace and Cybersecurity Center of Workforce Excellence in Oklahoma.

CareerTech launches VirtualJobShadow.com initiative

Journal Record Staff // Tuesday, January 12, 2021

More than 16,000 students in 20 technology center districts across Oklahoma are learning more about nontraditional careers through a new Oklahoma CareerTech initiative.

Land acquired for OKC Innovation District project

Journal Record Staff // Tuesday, January 12, 2021

A planned 400,000-square-foot development on prime real estate near downtown Oklahoma City will be a place for collaborative innovation by professionals in energy, aerospace and other key industries in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma grooming students for aerospace careers

Chip Minty // Tuesday, January 12, 2021

As many as 10 graduating seniors from Ada High School could walk off the commencement stage this spring with a diploma in their hand and a pilot’s license in their pocket.

Oklahoma grooming students for aerospace careers

Chip Minty // Tuesday, January 12, 2021

As many as 10 graduating seniors from Ada High School could walk off the commencement stage this spring with a diploma in their hand and a pilot’s license in their pocket.

OKC middle-school entrepreneurs expand Wrist World brand

Laura Nance // Friday, January 8, 2021

The team left last February's International Toy Fair with a license to develop AR bands featuring Japanese vocal synthesizer character Hatsune Miku.

SmartAsset: OKC among most livable cities

Nate Fisher // Tuesday, January 5, 2021

According to a recent analysis by SmartAsset, Oklahoma City ranked in the top 25 most livable cities in the U.S., taking into account a variety of factors like unemployment rate, crime, housing costs and more among the 100 largest cities in the nation.

State of Oklahoma ranked among Top 10 for manufacturing

Eric Long // Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Site Selection Group recently ranked the State of Oklahoma as the 10th best state for manufacturing investment in 2020.

Generation USA workforce program considering OKC launch

Chamber Staff // Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Generation USA, an organization built to help close the skills gap present across the United States, is considering launching a program in Oklahoma City focused on information technology, customer service and back-office career training, hiring and long-term mentorship.

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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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