Oklahoma often doesn't get the credit that it deserves. While the oil industry and college football have put our state into the national view, Oklahoma is also home to some pretty amazing small businesses. From local grocery stores to specialty shops that focus on "Made in Oklahoma" products, we know how much the state really has to offer.


While the rest of the United States may say, "Why Oklahoma?" we respond with "Why Not Oklahoma?" This is OUR state, and if we believe in it enough, there's a good chance that everyone else will start to take notice too. That's why we created the systems to connect Oklahomans with great local businesses while also providing those businesses with the tools they need to grow.

Skyline of Oklahoma City, OK with OKC sign and ferris wheel

Together We Can Make a Difference

Why Not Oklahoma was formed to give local businesses the exposure they deserve and have worked hard to achieve. From collaborations with Oklahoma businesses to build awareness and start the conversations about what makes the state so great, every choice at Why Not Oklahoma is made with community-building and economic growth in mind.


Take the Why Not Oklahoma Challenge

Making a difference starts with just a single movement – the movement we are trying to build on each day with the support of Oklahomans. Even taking small steps to buy local whenever possible can help ensure that small businesses across the state have the support they need to thrive against national chains.

If there is one way to make Oklahoma a better place, it's by cheering on innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs – those business owners who live and breathe Oklahoma. Why Not Oklahoma encourages residents of the state to take the challenge and replace at least one trip to a national chain each week with a visit to a local business that provides the same products or services.

If you need help finding somewhere to go, try searching for a local business on Why Not Oklahoma. We promise it's easy!


Featured Organization

Ronald McDonald House Charities Tulsa

Hundreds of children annually travel to Tulsa to receive treatment for serious illnesses or injuries. If not for Ronald McDonald House Charities Tulsa (RMHC), the families of these children would have to spend their nights and days in hospital waiting rooms, hotels, or their cars. For more information about RMHC or to contribute directly, click below.


Strength In Numbers

Let's Do Big Things Together

The best way to build a community is by creating strength in numbers. If you love Oklahoma as much as us, we invite you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Don't worry if you are a business owner; we can help you too! Claim your free or premium business listing or submit your latest press release to our newsdesk for a chance to be featured in an upcoming article.