Oklahoma City boasts an increasingly diversified economy, with aviation and aerospace making up the largest sector in both employment and economic impact. Bioscience, energy and logistics industries also play a significant role in the market.
Outside of industry sector concentrations, the area includes a large number of back office operations for insurance, telecommunications, payroll processing and more. Learn more about our labor market here.
Our corporate presence is impressive, with companies including Dell Inc.; Xerox; Williams-Sonoma; Sprint; Hertz; Farmers and York International calling the region home. But equally impressive is the list of companies who were born and grown here: Sonic, America's Drive In; Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores; Paycom; American Fidelity; Orange Leaf; Devon Energy; Chesapeake Energy; Braum's; Hobby Lobby; Express Personnel; Sandridge Energy; Cytovance Biologics and Hoffman Bikes/Mat Hoffman Enterprises.
Costs Among the Nation's Lowest
The annual North American Cost of Doing Business Review by Economy.com 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 of Oklahoma. The payments, of up to 5 percent of payroll for 10 years, can total in the millions. Get more information on available local and state incentives.