As the lead economic development agency for the state, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce focuses extensively on growing existing businesses through a collaborative and coordinated Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) Program.
OK Biz Beat 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.
The program enables personalized responses to a company’s request for assistance and provides in-depth understanding of the business climate and challenges facing the business community. The OK Biz Beat program is an indispensable tool for every community that engages in BR&E.
OK Biz Beat is free to communities and easy to use. To learn more, contact your Regional Development Specialist or call Rana Steeds at 800-879-6552.