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

Cultivating Coders creating hope for underserved residents; Chamber looks to expand program

Chamber Staff // Thursday, January 20, 2022

Cultivating Coders is a nonprofit that works with mostly minority and lower-income students to teach them computer coding, a highly desirable skill in today’s business world.

OKC Council approves deal for Innovation Hall

Kathryn McNutt // Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Construction is set to begin this spring on a MAPS 4 project expected to create jobs and encourage more diversification of the local economy.

Grady County ranks No. 2 for top small counties in the U.S. for talent attraction

Eric Long // Friday, January 14, 2022

Grady County, a county in the Greater OKC region, was propelled 814 spots up to No. 2 for talent attraction due to a 118% increase in migration.

Recent Signify Health and Consumer Cellular announcements point to attractiveness of OKC and our workforce

Chamber Staff // Thursday, January 13, 2022

Within the last month, two major new job announcements have each indicated a common reason for their choice of Oklahoma City as a great place to expand: the quality of our local workforce.

10 OKC Entrepreneurs Begin National Accelerator Program to Turn Ideas into Reality

Staff Reports // Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Sponsored by Heartland Forward with partner Builders + Backers, the program is brought to the OKC community by the the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and the Inasmuch Foundation.

Oklahoma ranks #11 for best states for manufacturing

Perrin Clore Duncan // Friday, January 7, 2022

Site Selection Group recently ranked Oklahoma as the 11th best state in the nation for manufacturing, encouraging companies to consider our state as a place to get the most out of an investment in manufacturing.

O’Connor: Looking ahead at significant development projects

Cathy O'Connor // Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City is looking forward to several highly impactful projects that will kick off in 2022.

2021 brought multiple new opportunities to OKC, more to come in 2022

Perrin Clore Duncan // Tuesday, January 4, 2022

In 2021, Oklahoma City saw impressive growth and brought in multiple new opportunities for employment, including the opening of the OKC Convention Center.

O’Connor: OKC realized huge successes in 2021

Cathy O'Connor // Monday, January 3, 2022

While the last two years have had tremendous challenges, we’ve also seen positive transformation and accomplishments in 2021 that will have a lasting impact on Oklahoma City jobs, economic development and quality of life.

DOD grant for OSU aims to increase more engineers from underrepresented populations

Chamber Staff // Thursday, December 23, 2021

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Oklahoma State University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) a $6 million grant to develop education programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for economically disadvantaged or underrepresented students.

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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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