Our team of economic development specialists strengthens Oklahoma communities by recruiting a diverse portfolio of industries to the state. We work directly with Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) from across Oklahoma to prepare site selection proposals and win projects that will create new jobs and investments.
Commerce’s Business Development team is aligned with our sector-based recruitment of economic development projects.
Aerospace + Defense and ACES Program
The ACES program is a comprehensive approach to recruiting and retaining and expanding Oklahoma’s aerospace industry.
An automotive team was established in 2020 due to economic factors that make Oklahoma a prime location for the automotive industry, including OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and tiered parts suppliers.
One of the state’s largest sectors, the Business Development team is targeting all subsectors of the energy industry.
As home to multiple research organizations, Oklahoma is poised to take advantage of current reshoring initiatives to further grow this industry.
One of the state’s largest industries, Oklahoma is positioned to be a leader in food processing and manufacturing.
Oklahoma’s central location, proximity to I-35 and I-40, and low cost of doing business make the state competitive in these industries.