For the month of April, the unemployment rate in the Oklahoma City MSA was 3.5 percent. This represents an improvement from 3.6 percent in March.
Amazon is putting a fulfillment center in OKC. This fulfillment center will create 1500+ jobs (including 50+ managerial jobs) and should be up and running by the end of 2019.
The city’s hotel tax collections were up 8.5 percent for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31 compared with the previous year’s quarter and 7.4 percent for the first nine months of the fiscal year, according to the Oklahoma City Treasurer’s Department.
In 2018, Oklahoma City metro job growth is expected to grow by 1.4 percent, or 9,100 jobs.
The Chamber’s Forward Oklahoma City program, now in its fifth cycle of programming specific to Oklahoma City’s current business climate and long-term needs, is wrapping up another successful year of investing in Oklahoma City’s future.
Apartment List graded the 75 top U.S. metros in three major categories: jobs, affordability and livability.
The Oklahoma City CVB’s fiscal 2017 work in tourism promotion led to a year-end projected direct spending of over $333.5 million in current and future business.