No. 3 Lowest Cost of Doing Business

Oklahoma City now has the third lowest business costs among major metros in the U.S. according to Moody's.

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Impressive Growth

According to the 2020 Census, Oklahoma City is one of only 14 cities in the U.S. to add more than 100,000 new citizens in the past decade.

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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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Aerospace industry in OKC produces $11.6 billion annually

OKC's new aerospace study estimates there are 291 public and private sector firms employing 43,250 workers in the region. Read the full study.

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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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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

Carvana plans to build Inspection and Reconditioning Center in Oklahoma City

Staff Reports // Friday, September 17, 2021

Carvana, the fastest-growing auto retailer in the U.S., announced plans to open an Inspection and Reconditioning Center (IRC) in Oklahoma City, helping the company address increased demand and bringing a projected 350+ new jobs to OKC.

Will Rogers World Airport welcomes first visitors to new terminal expansion

Staff Reports // Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Will Rogers World Airport recently hosted a sneak peak of the completed terminal expansion projects in the east concourse.

CareerTech powers state’s economy

Marcie Mack // Monday, September 13, 2021

Oklahoma CareerTech touches and improves the lives of Oklahomans in many ways. Through more than 426,000 enrollments, the CareerTech system provides education and training for individuals and companies in myriad specialized and customized opportunities.

Skydweller Aero achieves new heights in funding

Journal Record Staff // Friday, September 10, 2021

Skydweller Aero Inc. continues to attract financial backing as it accelerates wide-ranging possibilities for solar-powered aircraft.

gBETA preparing for Sept. 30 launch

Chamber Staff // Thursday, September 9, 2021

gBETA Oklahoma City, a free program by nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor, is set to launch on Sept. 30. The program is designed to take five early-stage startups from various industries and for seven weeks surround them with mentors, followed by targeted programming focused on fund raising, customer acquisition, e-commerce and ways to deliver the product or services.

OMRF scientist co-leading COVID booster vaccine trial

Staff Reports // Thursday, September 2, 2021

The National Institutes of Health has begun a clinical trial to assess the antibody response to an extra dose of an authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine in people with autoimmune disease who did not respond to an original COVID-19 vaccine regimen.

Q&A with Wheeler Bio’s Jesse McCool: Innovating how emerging biopharmas do business from right here in OKC

Marcus Elwell // Thursday, September 2, 2021

Last month, the formation of Wheeler Bio was announced by Oklahoma City investor Christian Kanady and scientist Dr. Jesse McCool. VeloCityOKC recently sat down with McCool, who serves as the CEO and co-founder of Wheeler Bio, to discuss plans for the company and its potential impact on Oklahoma City’s growing bioscience sector.

OKC named top city for young families

Perrin Clore Duncan // Wednesday, September 1, 2021

To identify the best cities in the nation for young families, Insurify scored locations based on real estate market hotness and inventory, diversity in local school districts, access to parks and outdoor recreational facilities, and residential and road safety.

Meacham: Plug-and-play differentiates successful entrepreneurs from everyone else

Scott Meacham // Wednesday, September 1, 2021

In the information technology world, one of the great goals of design bears the moniker of “plug-and-play.”

New solar company plans 75 jobs in Oklahoma City

The Journal Record Staff // Tuesday, August 24, 2021

EightTwenty, a new energy services company, announced plans on Monday to establish a headquarters in northeast Oklahoma City and to create 75 jobs over the next two years.

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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 most livable community in the U.S. and a Top 10 coolest city with lowest cost of livingThe easiest place in North America to do business and a Top 10 job growth ranking.  The No. 1 place for startups to expand.  A "must-visit destination in 2020" 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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