Business Environment

Costs Among the Nation's Lowest
The annual North American Cost of Doing Business Review by found the region's cost of doing business to be one of the lowest of the 361 metro areas surveyed. The index measured the relative cost of labor, energy, taxes and office space.

Incentives for Success
Oklahoma has one of the most innovative and recognized incentive programs in the nation with the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program, which provides cash payments to qualifying companies who create and maintain quality jobs for Oklahomans. The payments, of up to 5% of payroll for 10 years, can total in the millions.

Industry Diversity
A strong spirit of entrepreneurship and growth, which started with a bang during the great Land Run of 1889, 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: Aviation and Aerospace, Biotechnology, Energy and Logistics.

Free, Customized Training
Oklahoma's CareerTech System and Training for Industry Program (TIP) have won national recognition.  With Oklahoma City’s 18 CareerTech training centers, there is always a nearby location to help industry with free customized training for employees and other resources, no matter where a company locates within Greater Oklahoma City.

Corporate Neighbors
Our corporate presence is impressive, with many nationwide companies calling the region home, including:

  • Dell Inc.
  • Xerox
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Sprint
  • Hertz
  • The Hartford
  • AAA
  • Farmers
  • Terex
  • York International

Equally impressive is the list of companies who were born and grown here in the Greater Oklahoma City region:

  • Sonic, America's Drive In
  • Devon Energy
  • Chesapeake Energy
  • Braum's
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Express Personnel
  • Sandridge Energy
  • Cytovance Biologics
  • Hoffman Bikes/Mat Hoffman Enterprises

Obviously, we have no shortage of things to brag on ourselves about in Oklahoma City. But see what others are saying about us.

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