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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Skydweller chooses OKC

Skydweller Aero, a next-generation aerospace company, has chosen Oklahoma City as its U.S. corporate headquarters.

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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

OKC startup Cage announces full integration with Adobe Photoshop

Chamber Stff // Thursday, October 22, 2020

Building off the success of their recent Cage for XD launch, today we’re thrilled the company announced the availability of their Cage plugin for Adobe Photoshop.

Prairie Surf Media to transform Cox Conv. Center into motion picture, television studio

Chamber Staff // Thursday, October 22, 2020

Oklahoma City-based Prairie Surf Media was granted the rights to establish Prairie Surf Studios in the Cox Convention Center, which will house the largest clear-span soundstages in the Midwest.

OMRF receives $1.2 million to study diseases of aging

Journal Record Staff // Thursday, October 22, 2020

The National Institutes of Health has awarded two grants totaling $1.2 million to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for research on age-related decline in mobility and health.

Downtown OKC studios could provide big boost to local film biz

Steve Lackmeyer // Thursday, October 22, 2020

Kerry Myers got her start in the Oklahoma City film community but is now living in Albuquerque and recently completed a second season working in set decorations for the series “Better Call Saul.”

Tinker AFB: America's largest air defense depot

Chamber Staff // Thursday, October 15, 2020

Tinker Air Force Base is the heartbeat of the U.S. Air Force mission, sustaining operations around the world. Its presence is critical not just to Oklahoma, but to the defense of our nation.

OSU engineering classes to start fall 2021 in DISCOVERY building

Molly Fleming // Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Oklahoma State University is planning to use the Baker Hughes Energy Innovation Center building in the Innovation District for research, engineering classes and activities connected to the OKC business community as it fills the workforce with ready-to-hire engineers. Classes are expected to start in fall 2021.

Oklahoma remains a sought-after housing destination

Chamber Staff // Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Oklahoma ranked as the 4th most affordable state for home ownership.

OMRF receives $2.2 million to study protein's role in reproduction, cancer

Staff Reports // Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation $2.2 million to study a cellular protein’s role in reproduction and cancer.

OKC company gets ‘smart’ on tractor-trailers

Heide Brandes // Monday, October 5, 2020

What is the point of having a smart, technology-based truck if the trailer is still lagging behind?

Air Force partners with OSU to advance engineering research

Chamber Staff // Friday, September 25, 2020

The United States Air Force and Oklahoma State University have agreed to a five-year partnership that will develop cutting-edge research projects and create new educational opportunities for students and service members. The partnership will be enhanced by the cooperative engineering programs opening of OSU Discover building in the Innovation District.

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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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