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Find the resources and information you need to thrive in Oklahoma.

With Commerce programs providing support to businesses, individuals and communities, we have a lot of information to offer. See below for details on our programs and services and to find out more about how we’re helping to grow the state.
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Brochures

Overview of programs and services

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce publishes brochures on incentives and community programs, as well as economic development programs and services.
Grants

Find grants for Oklahomans

Grant funding provides the opportunity for Oklahomans to advance in many areas from business to education.
Compliance

How can we help?

Here you'll find details regarding public hearings, memorandums of understanding, grand administration and various program reports.
Business Services
Advance your business operations

We’re committed to helping our local businesses succeed and grow in every capacity. Work with us to take your company to the next level.

Trade +
Export Services

Expand your global market access.

Opening your business to exporting provides the opportunity for expansion and growth, and unlocks an entirely new market. Gain newfound access to consumers around the world.
Business
Consultations​

How can we help?

We’re dedicated to providing the support and tools necessary for Oklahoma companies to grow and thrive in our state.
 
 

Aerospace + Defense Services

Aerospace and defense is the second-largest and fastest-growing industry sector in Oklahoma. Oklahoma ACES — a program led by the Oklahoma Aerospace & Defense Team with resources dedicated to developing and growing the state’s aerospace industry.

Minority-owned Business Information

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce serves as an initial point of contact for aspiring and established business owners, including minority entrepreneurs.

 
 
 
 

Connex Oklahoma

Connex Oklahoma is a supply chain database tool for the manufacturing industry. The application was developed by the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance (OMA) in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce to support the Supply Chain Oklahoma Initiative.

Diverse Business Certification Program

The Oklahoma Supplier Diversity Initiative was created by the State of Oklahoma to provide a resource for state agencies and private businesses to utilize Certified Diversity Business Enterprise firms in procurement opportunities and to encourage growth in the Oklahoma economy.

 
 
 
 

Women-owned Business Certifications

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce certifies woman-owned businesses in Oklahoma. The program may benefit businesses that have traditionally faced extra barriers to market entry or participation. 

 
 

Workforce Development

Having a talented, easily accessible workforce is a key component to the success of any business. Take advantage of the state’s workforce training programs and hiring support to form your team.

Expansion + Relocation
The ideal business location

You won’t find a state in the United States that beats Oklahoma’s renowned business environment. Large-scale incentives, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and energy costs more than 20% lower than the national average make Oklahoma an opportunity you don’t want to pass up.

Key Industry Sectors

Oklahoma’s major industry sectors are the backbone of our economy. ​

Explore what makes these industries thrive in Oklahoma.
Incentives

Oklahoma is globally recognized for its outstanding incentive programs and pro-business environment.

Ranked as having the #2 lowest business tax burden of all U.S. states, Oklahoma is the perfect place to invest if you’re looking to reduce operating costs.
 
 

Our Support Team

Our team of dedicated staff is eager to assist you with any of your business service needs.

Workforce

Finding a solid workforce shouldn’t be hard work.

Here in Oklahoma, not only do we have a talented workforce but we can help you access it. With custom job training and a specialized acquisition team, let us put in the work behind your workforce. 

 
 
 
 

Infrastructure + Transportation

When it comes to doing business, location is about more than where a building sits. It’s about being situated in a state where you’ll not only find business friendly policies, but where you can have prime access to suppliers and customers.

FDI + International Location

Discover how your business can benefit from Oklahoma and its position to serve not just U.S. but North American and world markets.

 
 
Data + Reports
Providing you with up-to-date and relevant data and analyses

We have a comprehensive set of data and reports, showcasing the economic environment of the state to help construct informed decisions.

Published Reports

Get informed about opportunity.

Our reports are a compilation of relevant, up-to-date information on key aspects of the Oklahoma business climate.
Maps

Picture Oklahoma.

Use our maps to visualize the state of Oklahoma. View the locations of available sites and buildings and special incentive zones.

Workforce Profiles

Economic System (ecosystems) reports present in-depth information about geographic areas that have similar economic strengths.

 
 
 
 

Custom Research

If you need highly customized or specific reports generated, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce offers personalized research assistance.

Census 2020

A partner of the U.S. Census Bureau, the State Data Center ensures Oklahoma’s citizens, communities, and businesses have access to critical Census data.

 
 
 
 

Legislative District Profiles

Demographic profiles and infographics provide key statistics for each legislative district. The data in these tools include population trends, income insights and a business summary.

Startups + Entrepreneurs
New to business? We can help!

Maneuvering through the startup process can be intimidating. That’s why we have gathered together resources from across the state to help guide your business idea from inception to implementation.

 
 

How to Start a Business

If you’re thinking about, or already in the process of starting a new business you probably have many questions. We’re here to help.

Business Licensing + Operating Requirements

There is no general business license required to start or own a business in Oklahoma. However, many types of specific businesses and occupations require licenses, permits or other filings.

 
 
 
 

Business Incubators

Startups gain many advantages when locating in a Small Business Incubator certified by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

Entrepreneurship Resources

Entrepreneurship is all about connecting with investors to get the funding necessary to move ideas forward.

 
 
 
 

Invest in Oklahoma Program

The Invest in Oklahoma program is set up to allow a venture capital fund, growth fund or private equity fund to invest in Oklahoma businesses.

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