STARTING A BUSINESS IN OKLAHOMA

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Region: South Central

Capital City: Oklahoma City

State Governor: Kevin Stitt

Principal Cities: Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow, Lawton

Welcome to the State of Oklahoma - the perfect place for starting an LLC

Oklahoma Dept. of Commerce launches Manufacturing Reboot Program

The European office of OK Dept of Commerce is located conveniently in the UK and is your first entry point for receiving qualified information on how to do business in Oklahoma. A team of dedicated Economic Development specialists will assist you in realising the benefits of locating here. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your investment project, we are happy to help and provide impartial help and advice tailored to your companies’ needs.

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Why Invest in Oklahoma ?

Oklahoma is home to more than 140 global companies, representing industries such as aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, bioscience, energy and more. Oklahoma’s place in the heart of North America gives international companies cost-effective access to suppliers and customers.

North America’s central Location for starting a Business - In Oklahoma, we have it all
A global Vision with a local Focus:
Central Access to World Markets
Incentives & Opportunities
Workforce

State Demographics - Oklahoma’s Economy

3.89 % million
Population (2020)
1.9 % million
Labor Force (2021)
$ 186 billion
GSP (2020)
4.2 %
Unemployment Rate (2021)
$ 6.1 billion
Exports (2019)
$ 49300
Per Capital Personal Income (2020)

Key Industries for starting an LLC in Oklahoma

Aerospace & Defense

Oklahoma is the MRO capital of the world. A highly skilled workforce, unrivalled incentives and world aerospace giants like Boeing and Lufthansa Technik are keeping this industry soaring in Oklahoma. We also boast a 24-Hour Drive time to all OEM facilities in the U.S., just one reason why over 1,000 aerospace entities have chosen Oklahoma.

Agribusiness

Global research centers and new technologies are keeping this ingrained industry pushing forward. Oklahoma is 1st in rye production, 2nd in canola production, 5th in beef production and is home to a vast array of companies ranging from paper and packaging manufacturing to beverage production and fertilizer manufacturing.



Automotive

As the most electric vehicle friendly state in the U.S. offering tax credits for engineers, transferrable skillsets, low energy costs and more have Oklahoma poised to be the next automotive hub. Oklahoma’s wages are among the most competitive in the country and our CareerTech, located across 169 sites throughout the state, offers training in specific pathways aligning with the automotive workforce demand.

Bioscience

World-renown research centers like the Noble Foundation and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation are developing treatments and cures for disease and crop health. A culture of collaboration and innovation paired with significant investments at our research institutions makes Oklahoma a hotbed of life science, biomedical technology and research and development.

Information Technology Services

With Oklahoma’s abundance of water and renewable energy and some of the lowest electricity rates in the U.S., companies like Google and Dell continue to grow in our state. It’s no surprise that data centers and back-office support are investing in Oklahoma and its workforce.

Financial & Professional Services

Information & Financial Services Companies Are Plugged into Oklahoma, thanks to the outstanding talent and fresh-thinking, companies such as Oklahoma-based Paycom named the 6th fastest-growing company on Fortune magazine’s 2019 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list.

Manufacturing

A central location, multi-modal transportation system and impressive supply chains mean you can improve your bottom line in Oklahoma. From food processing and aerospace to pipe and plastics, thousands of manufacturing companies have found success operating here.

Renewable Energy

Institutional knowledge and a skilled workforce combined with abundant natural resources and a driven strategy make Oklahoma a leader in renewable energy. Not to mention we are 3rd in wind energy generation and 6th in solar potential.

Traditional Energy

Oklahoma has been on the forefront of energy exploration for more than 100 years and today is leading research and development to find technologies to support the world’s energy needs.

Transportation & Logistics

Oklahoma is at the center of it all. With 3 inland ports, 3,850 miles of rail and 12,000 miles of highway, it’s no wonder why we are a hub for logistics operations and distribution centers like Amazon, Dollar Tree, Macy’s and more.

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Successful Company CASE Studies

Google

Google’s investment in Oklahoma surpassed $3 billion in 2019. The company’s second-largest data center in the world is located in Pryor, Oklahoma

Boeing

"Oklahoma has a remarkable workforce; a supportive, stable political environment, and an excellent quality of life our employees appreciate.” Steve Hendrickson, Director of Government Operations, Boeing

Paycom

Oklahoma City-based Paycom Software was named the 6th fastest-growing company on Fortune magazine’s 2019 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list. The company is a leading provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management software.

CMC

“The location of our micromill in Durant, Okla., is 80 miles north of Dallas -- allowing us to easily serve a growing North Texas market as well as expand into markets in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas and Missouri.”

Amazon

Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 4,000 jobs in Oklahoma and invested more than $650 million across the state, including infrastructure and compensation to its employees. In December 2020 Amazon announced plans for a second fulfillment center in Oklahoma City and opened a Tulsa fulfillment center in 2020.

Macy's

“Oklahoma is the ideal location and environment for our new distribution facility. We are delighted by the warm reception and enthusiastic support we have received from civic and business leadership in Oklahoma.”

More than 140 FDI companies started their Business in Oklahoma. Including:

HP, IBM, Avaya, AT&T, Google, Air Liquide, ASCO, BAE Systems, BP, Centek, Enel, InBev, Lufthansa, Michelin, Siemens

Contact for more Information about how to start a Business in Oklahoma

Mr. John Haran
European Director

Oklahoma Department of Commerce

2 Stephen Street

London, UK
W1T 1AN

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