Business Retention & Expansion

The City of McAlester recognizes that the majority of job creation occurs from existing employers within a community. To better assist and engage these local businesses, the City operates a Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) Program. BRE services are offered at no cost and are designed to help alleviate barriers to growth and to serve as a conduit for development opportunities.

Business Retention & Expansion Services
Perform routine site visits with local businesses to determine their challenges and needs. Address those issues or connect the business with a resource partner who can help.

Gauge local interest in business expansion projects. Encourage businesses to expand with market research, information on financial assistance, and site selection assistance.

Host regular 'peer-to-peer' meetings so businesses can meet other regional businesses. Facilitate discussion between businesses on topics that promote collaboration or address general business issues.

Advocate on behalf of local businesses at the local, state, and federal levels. When appropriate, advocate for legislative changes that enhance the business community within McAlester.

Business Retention & Expansion Partners
City of McAlester
McAlester Chamber of Commerce
McAlester Main Street
Oklahoma Small Business Development Center
Kiamichi Technology Centers