One of the state’s biggest employment generators, representing more than 38,000 jobs at more than 250 firms in Oklahoma. Centered on the work at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base, private companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Kratos and Pratt & Whitney partner with military personnel to operate the largest aircraft and jet repair center in the United States.
OKC is cultivating a fast-growing bioscience cluster with cutting-edge research and technology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Presbyterian Health Foundation and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Local startups like Selexys, Crescendo and Novazyme have been acquired by some of the biggest names in the industry.
Well-known for being a global oil capital, Oklahoma City's energy industry developed significantly from its oil-intense beginnings. OKC also makes a great fit for CNG, wind and solar production and manufacturing. OKC is strong in these areas because of its strategic central location, wealth of advanced manufacturing, production and workforce synergies due to our well-developed aerospace sector and low input costs.
Technology and Entrepreneurship
Today, Oklahoma City's growing entrepreneurship community currently benefits from our low-cost, business-friendly environment, as well as easy talent acquisition due to our region's more than 100,000 college students. From successful tech startups to biotech labs to the inventor's workbench, OKC is a place where your ideas can get off the ground.