Hopper Smith, Oklahoma

“Oklahoma’s central location, skilled workforce and vast in-state business resources are bringing unprecedented interest in the state for business relocation and expansion. With consistent growth in aerospace, advanced manufacturing and our focus on an all-of-the-above energy policy, we know Oklahoma will continue to see impressive growth.”

—  Hopper Smith, Brigadier General, ARNG (Ret.),
Interim Executive Director,
Oklahoma Department of Commerce


Oklahoma City, OK (Photo: Getty Images/iStock Photo, courtesy of Oklahoma Dept. of Commerce)


Top Projects, Fast Facts, Population

Targeted Growth Sectors, Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing


#3 Wind Power (Installed MW)2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Film & Television2023 State Rankings
#1 Most Affordable (Small; Under 50K Pop.): Muskogee2023 Metro Rankings
#3 Most Affordable (Small; Under 50K Pop.): Ponca Citye2023 Metro Rankings
#3 Most Affordable (Over 500K Pop.): Oklahoma City2023 Metro Rankings
Top 5 Industrial Parks: MidAmerica Industrial Park (Pryor)2023 Metro Rankings
Top 5 Most Affordable (Mid-Sized; Over 50K Pop.): Lawton2023 Metro Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities


Blue Whale Materials Oklahoma

Li-Ion Battery Recycling Plant To Be Built In Oklahoma

At its first commercial-scale li-ion battery processing facility, Blue Whale Materials will create 90 jobs in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma business climate, Pratt & Whitney

Oklahoma Is Reaching New Heights

The Oklahoma business climate is vibrant with growth of legacy industries like aerospace, invigorated with sectors in more nascent stages.

Oklahoma Brings Largest Economic Project Through Enel

Enel has invested over $1 billion in Oklahoma to build a solar cell and panel factory bringing over 1,000 jobs to the state.
Top Logistics Hubs

Top Logistics Hubs: Links To Success

The logistics industry is a multi-billion dollar sector that connects producers and consumers to deliver the right products at the right time.
Pratt & Whitney Oklahoma

Pratt & Whitney Investing $255M In Oklahoma City

The 845,000-square-foot, world-class sustainment facility near Tinker AFB will serve as a depot operations hub for all the aerospace company’s military engines.
Laundris Tulsa Oklahoma

Companies, Communities Growing In Oklahoma

Laundris will relocate its HQ from Texas to Tulsa, McElroy adds a fourth campus in Broken Arrow, and the Muskogee City-County Port Authority builds economic momentum with a new brand identity.
Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Why… Oklahoma?

Brent Kisling, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, shares how clean energy, central location, and strong workforce set the stage for success in the Sooner State.

Port Muskogee Lands $33.9M To Develop Infrastructure

The U.S. DOT has awarded Muskogee City-County Port Authority $23.9 million to address infrastructure needs at Port Muskogee; Oklahoma approved another $10 million.