Diversify Our Economy

Maximizing our existing advantages, fueling the startup of new companies and development of emerging economic clusters have played a vital role in Oklahoma City’s economic rise.

Cluster Development

  • Continue efforts to grow missions and workload in our military/aerospace cluster, fully realizing the opportunity to grow missions with the new tanker and new bomber fleets and further protecting Tinker Air Force Base in any future Base Realignment and Closure discussions
  • Focus on the continued growth and development of bioscience in Oklahoma, working with i2E, growing companies, research organizations and partners to connect companies to opportunity
  • Maximize opportunities to attract energy-related businesses and talent to support continued growth of this critical industry


  • Support creation and implementation of an Innovation District plan in partnership with the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation, Center tenants and others
  • Continue work to attract additional seed and venture capital and support companies in pursuit of SBIR, NIH, NSF and other research grants

For more information, or to get involved in Forward Oklahoma City, please contact Carlos Lopez at 405-297-8937.