Location or Expansion

Oklahoma’s National Recruiting Team offers a comprehensive one-stop business location assistance program connecting you to key information, people, and resources.

Relocating or expanding your business to a new site demands speed and flexibility. Let our team help you find the best site, reap the full benefits of the state's business incentive offerings, recruit a highly skilled and trained workforce, and ensure that your project completes on time and well within budget.

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Oklahoma’s customized business location assistance includes:

  • Site and building identification—Commerce maintains an extensive, up-to-date database of hundreds of available sites and facilities statewide, available in GIS format. Start by visiting the Buildings and Sites page where you’ll be directed to the database. Oklahoma’s exclusive Site Ready certified sites program offers assurances these properties are ready for your next project.
  • Labor analysis—The Fast Forward Team provides comprehensive labor market research and wage data information.
  • Workforce recruiting, screening, assessment and hiring—A special team assigned to your company helps screen and identify a start-up workforce.
  • Training assistance—Customized training is provided at no cost to qualifying companies. Ongoing employee and management training can also be provided by the Oklahoma’s nationally recognized CareerTech, just one of the few Commerce partners providing services and resources to relocating or expanding businesses.
  • Licensing and permitting—The Fast Forward Team provides a detailed list and background on all necessary licenses and permits required of your company and its suppliers. Commerce also offers guidance in processing these licenses or permits before the deadlines. For example, Commerce in coordination with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), can ensure rapid DEQ permitting for your company and suppliers.
  • Tax incentives and abatements—provides a confidential analysis of all state and local incentives and abatements applicable to your company’s relocation or expansion project.
  • Supplier support—the support and technical assistance provided to your company extends to your suppliers, and when appropriate, your key business partners.

Contact us today! Call 1-800-588-5959 (Domestic) or 00+1+405-815-5187 (International).

Incentives

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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Key Business Ecosystems

To help support the wealth generating industries we will train an appropriate workforce, remove unnecessary regulation, create pro-growth incentives, identify infrastructure needs and we will align the state's policies so that our current market winners become even more competitive in the global economy.

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Workforce

Oklahoma workers have earned a national reputation for an extraordinary level of proficiency, productivity and reliability. They contribute their skills, experience and dedication to the success of a wide variety of technologically advanced industries. These skills come at a competitive wage because of Oklahoma’s cost of living which is significantly lower than comparable states.

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Education & Training

Oklahoma’s system of 25 colleges and universities and 57 career and technology centers educates students of all ages in the curriculum, degreed programs and skilled certifications needed for today’s information-based, technology-driven economy. Going beyond traditional education, Oklahoma’s Training for Business Program delivers start-up training to meet your needs.

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Markets and Demographics

Oklahoma’s central location in the US makes it an easily accessible profit center with efficient connections to over 80 million people within a 500-mile radius. Equidistant between New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Canada, the state is ideally positioned to serve the United States, NAFTA and world markets through a comprehensive network of air, ground, water and rail transportation systems. Oklahoma is well suited to deliver and receive goods from around the globe.

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Buildings and Sites

More than just a listing of buildings and sites, visitors to locateok.com can create demographic reports, view available properties and search by square footage, use, cost and available infrastructure. LocateOK highlights Oklahoma’s project-ready Certified Sites that are available for sale or lease right now; ready to build on with all utilities in place or pre-permitted and planned; and clear of regulatory land mines.

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Cost of Doing Business

Oklahoma is nationally recognized for creating and maintaining a dynamic pro-business environment with expertly tailored policies, programs and incentives that positively affect your business’ bottom line.

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Transportation

International airports in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, along with 149 public-use airports across the state offer access to domestic and international destinations around the world. Major highways connect Oklahoma to within a day’s drive of all US markets. Oklahoma is home to three inland ports, connecting the state to seaports worldwide. Twenty rail operators provide Class I and II service throughout the state.

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Quality of Life

Oklahoma is a land of unexpected beauty and diversity in its land and people. With our low cost of living you’ll be able to enjoy everything our natural splendor and diverse, thriving culture have to offer.

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