Partnerships, Location & Keys to Success

The Oklahoma City Innovation District is home to not only some of the greatest minds in our State, but also to a myriad of key assets and industries that position our city for premiere growth in innovation and technology.

With the second lowest cost of living in any major metropolitan area, balanced with high wages and being named “a best place to start a business,” Oklahoma City remains a destination to build business, grow it and collaborate with other innovators along the way.

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Low Cost of Living

Metro Cost of Doing Business Unit Labor Cost Energy Cost State & Local Tax
Index Rank Index Rank Index Rank Index Rank
Oklahoma City, OK 86 3 103 26 71 1 63 6
Kansas City, MO 95 16 106 33 101 22 76 15
Nashville, TN 98 21 101 21 97 18 62 4
Indianapolis, IN 91 9 92 4 107 29 2 35
San Antonio, TX 89 6 92 5 90 13 62 3
NEW BROOKINGS REPORT GIVES OKC HIGH MARKS

A report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program explores the local realities of America’s economic progress, illuminating how metropolitan economies are performing today and over the past decade. The report finds that truly inclusive economic growth remains rare in metro America, but not in OKC.

OKC’S OPPORTUNITY ZONES PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR INVESTMENT

A panel of Opportunity Zone experts addressed Oklahoma City’s business leaders discussing those investment opportunities at a recent event. Learn more about this exciting new development tool and how it will impact Oklahoma City’s future growth.

ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM

Oklahoma City is catching the attention of ambitious entrepreneurs because of a strong research community, the ability to hire talent affordably and the quality of life. Throughout OKC’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, there are tools to help your small business succeed, like low-cost of living and centralized location.