Competitive Advantages

According to the Tax Foundation, Oklahoma has the second-lowest corporate tax income rate in the U.S.

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Taking Off

The biggest names in aerospace are taking advantage of OKC's competitive advantages.

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Brilliant

Soaring Science from a Rising Bio Campus

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Food City

OKC's food transformation

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A RIVERíS RISE

ROOTS, REINVENTION and THE RINGS: Get the inside story on the revival of the Oklahoma River.

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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

Wiley Post Airport adds a new facility

David McCollum // Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The facility will join Valair Aviation and Atlantic Aviation as FBOs at the airport.

OMRF research on skeletal diseases, blood vessels funded by NIH

Dale Denwalt // Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $3.6 million to researchers at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

OU Medical Center making history with new patient bed tower

Molly Fleming // Thursday, September 12, 2019

One of the largest hospital expansion projects in the nation and the largest hospital expansion project in Oklahoma history, the OU Medicine patient bed tower, is coming into the skyline. Construction started in November 2017 and the $364 million, 456,000-square-foot tower is slated to be finished in 2020.

OMRF scientist uncovers clues about age, muscle loss

Ryan Stewart // Tuesday, September 10, 2019

New findings from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have revealed clues that could lead to strategies to combat age-related muscle loss.

Ripe for investment: Mayors convene in OKC to discuss opportunity zones

Steve Metzer // Monday, September 9, 2019

Mayor David Holt had a unique opportunity to showcase the city Thursday and Friday when mayors of Los Angeles, Cincinnati and other major metros met here for a gathering of leaders of Accelerator for America.

Coding boot camps give a second life to future software devs

Dale Denwalt // Sunday, September 8, 2019

Brayden Robbins started his first coding internship after struggling to find his path in life.

Midtown's Monarch Building nears completion

Molly Fleming // Thursday, September 5, 2019

Lingo Construction Services, Inc. will move into The Monarch Building in October. The other tenant, Ackerman McQueen, plans to move in by year’s end.

Oklahoma is ready for Blockchain for Business

Richard Cornelison // Wednesday, September 4, 2019

As a utility economic developer, I’m the last person you might suspect to be leading the blockchain charge in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. However, after more than 24 years in the utility industry, it’s exactly where I find myself, organizing the first Blockchain for Business in Oklahoma conference. I couldn’t be more excited about this event. My goal is to elevate the discussion and educate our industries about the potential applications and use cases of blockchain technologies.

Career tech funding in Oklahoma boosted by $19M

Steve Metzer // Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Oklahoma continues to ramp up its investment in career training, including at the Moore Norman Technology Center, where new chief executive Brian Ruttman said there’s room for growth in programs that ready people for careers in everything from health care to auto repair.

Production of aircraft to resume after 20 years

Daisy Creager // Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Commander Aircraft Corp. announced Thursday plans to expand its presence in Norman with an $8 million facility to bring into production a single-engine aircraft that has not been made since 2002.

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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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