Chamber Resources Help Your Business Succeed

As an added value of your Chamber membership, the economic development team can help connect your company with resources to help it succeed. Download the resources PDF

For information about an area’s demographics, use:

American FactFinder
Population, housing, economic and geographic information from the latest census data (provided in English and Spanish).

Economic Profile System (Headwaters Economics)
Allows the user to download socioeconomic reports of communities, counties and states.  EPS uses federal data sources, including Bureau of Economic Analysis, Census and others. Simple way to find publically available data on communities.

Interactive property database and demographic reporting tool that provides customized reports.

Web-based GIS system that captures data through custom demographic maps, tables and reports.

Sperling’s Best Places
A ranking of people and places that provides data on real estate, mortgages, schools, climate, crime rates and cost of living.
Profiles of U.S. and Canadian cities with information on neighborhoods, schools and property tax assessment.

For information on location analysis and real estate, use:

Commercial Search
A real estate marketing and search tool that includes commercial real estate for sale and for lease.

Statewide commercial property database that conducts property searches alongside demographic, consumer and business reports.  Provides ESRI Business Analyst reporting capability.

Online resource for real estate services that allows you to buy property, search sales comps and view property records.

An interactive property database that displays commercial real estate alongside a robust demographic reporting tool. Customizable local widgets are available for partnership communities upon request. Contact Taylor Hatchett at 405-297-8988 for more information.

Oklahoma County Assessor Public Access System
Allows the user to find information about any property in Oklahoma County. This includes the sale price, market value, assessed value, legal description and digital imagery.

For more information about sales leads/business lists, use:

Journal Record Book of Lists
A compilation of more than 100 industry lists detailing the top local companies in those sectors.  Provides contact names, addresses and other fields.  Available electronically or in hard copy (free with Journal Record subscription). Also available through local reference librarian.

OESC Employer Locator
While it is primarily designed to assist people looking for work, this website is a valuable lead source list to any salesman and provides more than 190,000 business records statewide (contact name, phone number and number of employees).

Allows the user to search for businesses by type, employee count within a given radius or drive-time.  No contact info or phone numbers provided due to licensing agreement.

Digital database available electronically to library card holders through the Pioneer Library or Metropolitan Library systems.  Search for over 20 million businesses or 220 million residential addresses.  Use your library card number to log into the sight.

For information on labor/employment trends, use:

BLS Location Quotient Calculator
Illustrates employment trends by comparing the concentration of employees in a defined area to a larger area.

Combines federal and state data on employers and employees with census information to provide workforce indicators, reports on where employees live and identification of top industries in an area.

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
Provides employment and wage data for more than 800 occupations and estimates how many people are employed within an occupation and the wages paid to them.

Oklahoma Department of Commerce Data and Research
Comprehensive source for statewide information on workforce and employer data.

ONET Online
The nation’s primary source of occupational information, including a database with hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors.

For small business assistance, use:
In-depth information on Oklahoma City with regional resources and small business assistance.

Non-profit providing a variety of resources and services to technology-based startups in the state.

Oklahoma Small Business Development Center
Research materials and resources available for small businesses in Oklahoma.

Customized Education at the University of Central Oklahoma
No-charge, one-on-one business management advisement.

SizeUp Local Business Intelligence tool (OKCLBI)
Provides benchmarking and evaluation tools to small business owners in the Greater Oklahoma City region, including the ability to compare their existing business against others in its industry.

U.S. Small Business Administration
National resources available for starting and managing a business.

For more information about business intelligence that can help your company remain competitive, contact a member of the research team.

Eric Long
Research Economist
(405) 297-8976

Ashley Hicks
GIS Research Analyst
(405) 297-8974

Michaela Parker
Research Coordinator
(405) 297-8988