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About Oklahoma City

Mar 21, 2016

Boasting clean air, low crime, low cost of living, easy commutes, over 300 days of sunshine per year, and friendly, vibrant people, Oklahoma City, OK (OKC) is a great place to live, work, and play.

Read more at The Greater Oklahoma City Partnership and The Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

Below are recent news articles giving accolades to OKC.

Oklahoma City has been named the No. 1 city worth moving to for entrepreneurs who want to launch a startup by names Oklahoma City as one of the most affordable big cities (with populations greater than 250,000) in the U.S. Entrepreneurs can find good housing and a relatively low cost of living. This is always important to college graduates with college loans, but it's even more of a factor to entrepreneurs who always end up sacrificing salary to start the company of their dreams.

Oklahoma City sales tax collections are up from this time last year, bucking a statewide trend that saw sales tax fall 1.5 percent in the latest reporting period. Despite the price of oil being half what it was a year ago and the rig count also down by half, "Our sales tax is still positive," Doug Dowler, Oklahoma City's budget director, said Wednesday.  "Obviously, there's some other strengths in our economy besides oil."

Oklahoma City is ranked #1!  Combine a strong small-business-lending environment and a lower cost of living, and you have a surprising startup haven. Recently, Apartment Guide listed Oklahoma City on its list of "10 Affordable Cities Where Luxury Apartments Are Within Your Reach."

There have been multiple articles recently in the national press about how the middle of country is gaining attention as a source of promising technology deals. Big-name investors, including Steve Case, billionaire co-founder of AOL, are in the hunt.

Case's investment firm, Revolution, has covered 8,000 miles in the last three years, searching out quality startups on the premise that high-growth companies can start and scale anywhere, not just in Silicon Valley or the East Coast.

The momentum is in Oklahoma's favor — if only we stay the course to take advantage of it.


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