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

OKC's growth reflects community's efforts and investment

Roy Williams // Thursday, December 2, 2021

As we look back 30 years of the MAPS era of Oklahoma City, the transformation is dramatic.

New program in OKC aims to focus on developing ideas, creating more startups

Chamber Staff // Thursday, December 2, 2021

A new program aimed at stimulating entrepreneurial thinking and action is coming to Oklahoma City, and Chamber officials believe it will equip everyday people with the resources they need to solve problems affecting Oklahoma City residents as well as people around the country and world.

OKCís aerospace trajectory still on target, thanks in part to stateís education system

Chamber Staff // Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Aerospace continues its ascent as one of the top industries in the state of Oklahoma, adding more companies and more jobs to this extremely important ecosystem that has quickly become the state’s second largest industry behind energy. But all of the aerospace and defense entities that call Oklahoma City home may not have fared so well if not for the number of colleges and universities and career technology centers across the region producing the skilled workforce they need to flourish here.

Signify Health selects Oklahoma City as site of new service center

Staff Reports // Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Company will host recruiting event and conduct in-person interviews on December 15, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Edmond.

OíConnor: Kiva making a difference for OKC small businesses

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, December 1, 2021

A year ago, while others were busy with holiday festivities, Maurianna Adams, executive director with Progress OKC, was working late evenings organizing the final logistics for what would be Oklahoma City’s first low-barrier, micro-lending program for entrepreneurs and startups.

Applications now open for Oklahoma City residents to turn ideas into reality through idea accelerator program

Staff Reports // Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Today, Heartland Forward and its partners, Builders + Backers, the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and the Inasmuch Foundation, announced its bringing Heartland Forward’s groundbreaking Community Growth Program and Toolkit (CGPT), a first-of-its-kind idea accelerator, Pebble Fund and Buildership™ program, powered by Builders + Backers, to stimulate entrepreneurial thinking and action to Oklahoma City. This new cohort of 10 builders in Oklahoma City is part of Heartland Forward’s commitment to funding and supporting 1,000 builders across the heartland by 2023. The program was successfully piloted in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Oxford, Mississippi this summer. 

OKC metro ranks No. 6 nationally for overall housing affordability

Eric Long // Friday, November 19, 2021

Among U.S. metros with more than 1 million population, Oklahoma City ranked 6th for the least expensive homes among the largest metros.

National meeting for economic developers in 2022 a huge win for OKC

Chamber Staff // Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Oklahoma City Convention Center is quickly approaching its first birthday, and it has already landed a major economic development conference for 2022 that Chamber officials say could be a springboard to more large meetings at the state-of-the-art conference.

NewView aims to improve webís accessibility

Kathryn McNutt // Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Digital access is increasingly important as technology becomes more and more a part of everyday life and business. It is even more critical for people with disabilities who cannot access information available to others.

OU startup Bison Underground wins Musk Foundation prize

Heide Brandes // Tuesday, November 16, 2021

An Oklahoma startup created a mere three months ago by University of Oklahoma current and former students was one of the winners of Elon Musk’s Musk Foundation XPrize $5 Million Carbon Removal Student Competition.

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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.

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
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.
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
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

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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