FDI & Trade

Foreign Direct Investment

Oklahoma is your gateway to North America and home to more than 140 FDI companies. Major sources of foreign investment in Oklahoma include: France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Switzerland, Japan and Mexico.

Oklahoma: A Diversified State, a Thriving Economy

Oklahoma, located in the South Central region of the United States, is one of the nation’s most attractive centers for global business opportunities. Oklahoma is a major producer of natural gas, oil, agriculture, and enjoys a diversified economic base of aerospace, traditional and renewable energy, advanced manufacturing, distribution/warehouse, corporate services and biosciences. We have one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation, ranking among the top states in per capita income growth and gross domestic product growth.

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 is a visa program created in 1990 under the Immigration Act for foreign investors. Administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the program provides a method of obtaining a visa for foreign nationals who invest in the United States.

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Oklahoma is globally recognized for its outstanding incentive program and pro-business environment. Businesses can choose between a cash incentive or a tax credit package, and in some cases, qualifying businesses can take advantage of both programs.

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International Trade Offices

Whether you are an Oklahoma company that needs to promote your products and services in another country or a company outside the United States looking for high-return investment opportunities, Oklahoma’s International Trade Offices can help.

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International Relocation

Businesses looking to relocate to the United States benefit from Oklahoma’s central location, pro-business environment, available sites and prepared workforce. Oklahoma brings you in touch with more than 80 million people within a 500-mile radius, and it is equidistant from New York City, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Toronto. Oklahoma is ideally positioned to serve not just America, but NAFTA and world markets as well.

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Commerce FDI Partners

While the Oklahoma Department of Commerce serves as the state’s lead economic development agency, it could not increase the quantity and quality of jobs throughout Oklahoma without the resources, talent, and efforts of its many partners. Commerce thanks the following communities and companies for their commitment to and support of Oklahoma’s foreign direct investment initiatives:
Broken Arrow
Oklahoma Gas & Electric
Oklahoma City
Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Business Roundtable