Overview of programs and services
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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.
Automotive Accelerator Program
Our aggressive automotive parts manufacturing program utilizes some of Oklahoma’s best assets for automotive companies to accelerate the automotive industry in the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oklahoma’s major industry sectors are the backbone of our economy.
Oklahoma is globally recognized for its outstanding incentive programs and pro-business environment.
Our Support Team
Our team of dedicated staff is eager to assist you with any of your business service needs.
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.
We have a comprehensive set of data and reports, showcasing the economic environment of the state to help construct informed decisions.
Get informed about opportunity.
Economic System (ecosystems) reports present in-depth information about geographic areas that have similar economic strengths.
If you need highly customized or specific reports generated, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce offers personalized research assistance.
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.
Oklahoma and the U.S. Census Bureau are preparing for the 2020 decennial Census. For Oklahoma tribes, cities and towns to be properly represented, local government participation is needed in the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) program.
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.
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.
Startups gain many advantages when locating in a Small Business Incubator certified by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
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.