Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Sees ‘Tremendous Growth’ In New, Existing Companies

Two economic development programs awarded a combined $13.5 million to more than 175 businesses in 2023 alone, according to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
solar eclipse

BF Editors’ Blog: 2024 Solar Eclipse Economic Impact & Where To Watch

From the economic impact to opportunities to travel with family and friends to maximize the experience, anticipation is going strong across North America.

BF Editors’ Blog: On Location, Best Picture Nominees

The film and television industry has significant economic impact. With the upcoming 94th Academy Awards, here's a look at the filming locations for the Best Picture nominees.

Netherlands-Based App Givt Establishes HQ in Tulsa, OK

Givt, a Netherlands-based digital giving app, recently established its U.S headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Stardust Oklahoma

Stardust Power Picks Oklahoma For Battery-Grade Lithium Refinery

Stardust could be eligible for up to $257M in state, federal economic incentives for the Muskogee facility. Plus, Oklahoma launches its new SITES Ready Program 
clean energy, Inflation Reduction Act, E2

11 Major U.S. Clean Energy Projects Announced Last Month

Businesses have announced more than 265 new clean energy projects in 41 states since August 2022, when the federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law.
Filmmakers Ranch

OK’s Filmmakers Ranch To Add 15 Jobs Amid $500K Expansion

Oklahoma’s Filmmakers Ranch will expand to include two new vendors and create up to 15 jobs in the film industry.
Oklahoma

Oklahoma Sees Expansions, Investments Statewide

In 2022, Oklahoma saw nearly 80 announcements for new and expanding companies, according to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
CaptiveAire Muskogee Oklahoma

HVAC Manufacturer Invests $30M In Oklahoma Expansion

CaptiveAire will create up to 80 jobs with the expansion of its existing Muskogee, OK manufacturing and warehouse operations.
Halloween site selection

Looking For A Halloween Hotspot? Check Out Springfield, MA

Just in time for Halloween, Upgraded Points' "Top U.S. Cities to Be a Ghost" report ranks the top spookiest cities in the U.S. 
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.
Enel

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.
Oklahoma

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.
build back better

U.S. EDA Announces 21 Build Back Better Regional Challenge Winners

A marquee initiative of EDA’s American Rescue Plan, this program awards between $25 and $65 million to rebuild regional economies across the nation.
renewable energy

Growing Green Energy

Investments in renewable energy are driving job growth and site selection  decisions across the nation.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities Announces 2024 EDO Awards

The publication for site selection professionals recognizes 24 Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) for their innovative programs that are making an impact.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.