Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - Economic Development

Economic Development

"The Chamber is the single most important and influential advocate for economic development and business improvement in Central Oklahoma."

Mark Funke
CEO, Bank SNB, Oklahoma City


Developing Oklahoma City’s Economy

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber leads business efforts to grow existing industries, recruit new companies and develop an active entrepreneurial environment, resulting in quality job creation and a diverse economy. Through these efforts, in the last five years we have announced:

• More than 200 new projects / expansions
• The creation of more than 21,000 new jobs
• Average salaries of created jobs at more than $5,000 higher than mean annual wage for the MSA

The Chamber works closely with business and community leaders to accomplish the work that is driving Oklahoma City forward.

Tourism is also an important aspect of economic development. The Greater Oklahoma City area currently sees an impact of approximately $2.1 billion in direct spending from more than 7.5 million tourists who visit each year.


Greater Oklahoma City Partnership
Home to the Greater Oklahoma City Partnership, www.greateroklahomacity.com will introduce you to the 10-county region that is Greater Oklahoma City and show the benefits of doing business here. This site includes: Data for the Region, Incentives and Tax Information, Recent Business Expansions, Economic Indicators, Empowerment Zone information, and much more.

 

Start or Grow Your Business
Focused specifically on the special needs of start-ups, www.growinokc.com will help guide the process of launching a business in OKC, as well as showcase other successful OKC entrepreneurs.

 

Online Property Locator
The interactive www.okcedis.com is an online mapping program that allows users to search for available commercial buildings and sites in the greater Oklahoma City region, as well as generate site-specific demographic and business analysis reports.

 

Retail Development
Our Community Redevelopment division works to promote retail development within Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City has a healthy commercial real estate market, with some of the lowest office vacancy numbers in the nation.

 

Forward OKC
Forward Oklahoma City was established to create quality jobs, increase capital investment, retain existing business and improve per capita income. Through three five-year cycles, these initiatives have laid the groundwork for a dynamic economic development effort that has produced results far exceeding expectations.

For more information, please contact a member of our Economic Development staff.