Business Climate & Competitiveness

Why Focus on Business Climate & Competitiveness? 

Oklahoma is competing for jobs every day. Businesses considering moving to or expanding in Oklahoma are looking at a variety of factors, from taxes and regulations to the cost of labor and our legal climate. While our state has made marked improvements in recent years, Oklahoma’s business climate still lacks in many key performance areas. To be truly competitive, we must strive to maintain hard-won gains and seek to further improve in areas that limit growth and investment. If we are to keep, attract and increase the number of good jobs in Oklahoma, we must have policies and strategies in place that encourage businesses growth and development.


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Taken together, improvement in these strategic areas will drive Oklahoma to a more robust economy by the year 2030.