Oklahoma City is heavily dependent on sales tax to fund core city services. The retail incentive policy promotes the development of regional retail establishments, such as outlet malls along with new to market retailers. In addition, the city policy allows for retail businesses that will serve under served areas. 

For more information contact Tammy Fate with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce at 405 297-8958 or

Whole Foods

Oklahoma City’s strong retail market, low cost of living and its demand for healthy grocery options was a recipe for success. Within the first year of opening, Whole Foods expanded its retail space in order to meet the growing demands of its customers.