Job creation is the lifeblood of economic growth and prosperity for any community, large or small.
Job creation generally comes from two primary sources: helping existing businesses to expand and attracting new businesses to the community. Helping existing businesses retain their current workforce and adding new jobs through expansion is by far the best and least expensive way to increase the number of jobs in a community.
BR&E is a common sense approach to helping local companies stay strong, while growing the local economy.
The OK Biz Beat program was developed by business retention professionals. It is a database and communications platform that facilitates the retention and expansion of existing businesses and jobs by encouraging economic development, community, and workforce development organizations to work together. OK Biz Beat is free to communities and easy to use.
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In today’s competitive environment, Oklahoma continues adapting to shifts in the economic climate. The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is here to help keep you ahead of the curve.
The Resource Guide will help you find anything and everything you need as an economic developer or community leader in Oklahoma:
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce can help your community attract, develop and retain businesses that improve the quality of life in Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma’s Site Ready certification program makes business relocation, expansion and development in Oklahoma very inviting. A site’s successful completion of the Site Ready process guarantees a prospective incoming business that the site is ready for construction.
To become certified as “site-ready,” site owners and/or community leaders must complete an application identifying key data about the site to aid site selectors in their searches.
An objective third party then assists the Oklahoma Department of Commerce in evaluating the applications to ensure sites meet program requirements.