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Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Economic & Community Development Services

Our economic development services help communities position themselves for continued development, revitalization and new investment. The Regional Team offers assistance — as well as referrals to resource and program providers — to help support communities and businesses in every region of the state.

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Contact your Regional Development Specialist to find out how we can help. Call 800-879-6552 or locate the Specialist who serves your community.

Oklahoma Main Street Program

The Oklahoma Main Street Center helps Oklahoma communities at their heart, revitalizing and preserving historic districts through organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring.

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Site Ready Program

Make business expansion and relocation to your community as inviting as possible with Oklahoma’s Site Ready program.

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Community Housing Assistance

The Emergency Solutions Grant program assists organizations that provide decent housing to alleviate homelessness in Oklahoma.

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Community Development Block Grants

Through connection to grants and funding programs, communities can make great strides in improving their physical and social infrastructure. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is one way to enable communities to finance a variety of public infrastructure and economic development projects.

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All community funding opportunities from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce require applicants to use the OKGrants Grants Management System.

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Laying the building blocks for success.

Contact the Regional Team member who serves your area to learn about these additional economic development services and resources for Oklahoma communities:

Business Retention and Expansion

Up to 80 percent of all new jobs are created by existing companies. We provide hands-on assistance to businesses including workshops, one-to-one visits, community training, and more.

RFP Response Assistance

When a new out-of-state business locates in Oklahoma, it can provide a real boost to the community and the region. The Regional Team can help communities best respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) from companies seeking new locations.

Strategic Planning

We can connect communities to helpful resources to create and implement a solid strategic plan.

Regional Economic Development Partnerships

Regional partnerships afford communities the opportunity to expand existing businesses and attract new ones. By effectively marketing human and financial resources, regions are able to boast an expanded workforce and larger variety of available site locations, financial incentives and tourism attractions.

Workforce Development

Establishing and retaining skilled workers is vital for existing and new companies. We can help communities and businesses connect to Oklahoma’s successful network of workforce development professionals.



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