Business & Industry

Claremore continues to grow in population, sales and average income.  These positive factors are so important to the area’s established businesses and for new retail, restaurants, specialty shops, major chains, and new industries as they establish in Claremore.

For companies who are expanding or relocating, Claremore is the place to be.  Claremore has several unique advantages, including a highly productive and skilled workforce, that make Claremore an ideal location for businesses.

Educational training facilities are available with Northeast Technology Center and Rogers State University.  Support services like RSU Innovation Center and Workforce Oklahoma strive to help businesses grow and thrive.

Outstanding transportation networks are crucial to Claremore’s industry.  We are in close proximity to Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads, Port of Catoosa, Claremore Regional Airport, Route 66, Highways 20 and 88, I-44, and Will Rogers Turnpike.

Low operational costs and economic development opportunities are the perfect combination for new business or expanding offices.  The quality of life experienced in Claremore certainly adds to the admiration to relocate to Claremore, Oklahoma.

 

Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority (CIEDA)

CIEDA is dedicated to strengthening and improving the local economy of Claremore through the recruitment, retention, and expansion of primary industry jobs and expansion of the sales tax base through the recruitment of new destination retail businesses.

CIEDA aims to:

• Collaborate with local, state, and federal agencies to incentivize local investment

• Focus on programs that will lead to the creation and recruitment of jobs with competitive wages in the service, manufacturing, and retail sectors

• Assist with site location services, financial services, and business consultation services

• Capitalize on Claremore Regional Airport

• Proactively market private and publicly-owned sites and buildings

The Claremore Industrial Park includes over 225 acres of industrial property for new and expanding businesses and is certified as a “site-ready” park by the Oklahoma State Department of Commerce with Foreign Trade Zone and Market Tax Credit Areas.

Jeri Koehler, Executive Director  •  (918) 283-8241  •  jkoehler@claremorecity.com

Jim Thomas, City Manager  •  (918) 341-8842  •  jthomas@claremorecity.com

104 S. Muskogee Ave  •  Claremore, OK 74017

(918) 341-1325  •  www.claremorecity.com

Jill Ferenc, City Planner  •  (918) 341-2066  •  jferenc@claremorecity.com

 

Rogers County Industrial Development Authority (RCIDA)

RCIDA has added retail, commercial and development efforts to its traditional focus on industrial development.  The organization will promote the broader role by marketing itself as Rogers County Development while the industrial authority will be retained as the legal entity to provide public trust services, comprehensive economic development and will continue to provide the county, municipalities and existing/prospective businesses with the following services:

- Site and facility location services

- Economic and demographic information

- Real estate, equipment, and infrastructure financial services

- Start-up business and new product development assistance

- Business consultation services

- Local and state incentives, grant expertise for new locations and expansions

- Small business development assistance

- Privately and publicly owned sites and buildings available

- Business and government sources and business referral

Deb Ward, Business Services Director  •  1503 North Lynn Riggs Boulevard, Suite D  •  Claremore, OK 74017

(918) 343-8959  •  debward@RCDOklahoma.com  •  www.RCDOklahoma.com

 

Rogers State University (RSU) Innovation Center

The Innovation Center, located on the campus of Rogers State University, supports entrepreneurs and expanding businesses through solution-based programs and one-on-one technical assistance.

Their programs and services include:

The Hatch – A business and technology incubator designed to assist early stage technology, light manufacturing, and professional service-based companies.  The incubator provides facilities, business and technical assistance, networking support through on-site business staff, and a wealth of resources to help the business grow and become more profitable.

PilotVue – PilotVue takes a top-down look at a company and offers valuable, data-driven insight to start-ups and growth-oriented businesses by quickly executing and disseminating applied research in the areas of market potential, company climate, and intellectual property status.

Dream Big Oklahoma – Dream Big Oklahoma is a statewide business grant competition rewarding new and existing creative business models.

Services – Small business counseling services, market research, and GIS data mapping

David LeCount, Director  •  2000 University Drive  •  Claremore, OK 74017

(918) 343-7533  •  www.rsuinnovation.com