Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - About OKC

About OKC

Oklahoma City is unlike any other city in the world. Born in a single day at the sound of a gunshot, Oklahoma City was settled by a historic land run. Angelo Scott, a journalist who staked his claim in the run, wrote at the time about the spirit of the city, saying it has "an attitude that all things are possible if people are willing to take a chance and embrace the future without hesitation or reservation."

That same spirit lives today as the city undergoes a renaissance. Public and private partnerships over the last 10 years have dramatically transformed the face of the city, staking a claim for the future as a pre-eminent American city.

Oklahoma City offers everything you look for in a modern metropolitan community - an abundance of the arts, quality health care, excellence in education and more. And it does so without high costs, energy shortages, smog or traffic congestion. It is a distinctly livable city where you can chase your business dreams and still enjoy a rich quality of life.

For more information about living in Oklahoma City, visit our Relocation site.


Cost of Living Calculator
In Oklahoma City, costs such as housing, transportation, utilities, and groceries are consistently below the national average. See just how far you can stretch a dollar in OKC compared to other US metropolitan areas.

Industry
Aerospace, Bioscience, Energy and Logistics all have a strong presence in the Oklahoma City area and are growing at a rapid pace. Learn more about these core industry clusters and others in the area.

Transportation
With an average commute time of less than 20 minutes and direct flights to a growing number of cities, the ease of getting from one place to another is perhaps the greatest advantage to living in Oklahoma City.

Education
Quality, commitment and accountability – these are just a few of the words that reflect the sweeping changes and improvements in education for the Greater Oklahoma City area. A leader in early childhood education, Oklahoma City is working to strengthen education and create a brighter future for our children.

Weather
With nearly 250 days of sunshine per year, Oklahoma City is so much more than just "where the wind comes sweeping down the plains." Learn more about our favorable, seasonally varied climate and how the Greater Oklahoma City region has become a mecca for meteorological research. 

Local Government
Oklahoma City benefits from a stable, effective city government.