Greater Oklahoma City is in the geographic center of North America equidistant from the east and west coasts and major trade partners of Canada and Mexico. The ten county region is at the crossroads of the U.S., sitting at the heart of three major national highways on the NAFTA corridor.
There's a reason Greater Oklahoma City is such a great place for business: Location. The ten county region is positioned within a day's drive of the rapidly-growing south-central region (OK, TX, AR, LA) projected to grow more than 44% during the next 25 years.
With our U.S. leading low unemployment rate and an improving GMP (gross metro product), OKC outpaces Dallas, D.C. and KC on Business Insider's "20 Cities That Are Having An Awesome Recovery." Which just goes to further prove our theory that OKC is indeed awesome.
(March 18, 2010)
With the press of a button Tuesday, Gov. Mary Fallin fired up the newest printing press at Quad/Graphics' Oklahoma City plant and essentially created 120 jobs.
Attending a ceremony at the 1 million-square-foot printing facility at 6801 S Sunnylane Road, Fallin congratulated the company on the addition of its 12th press. The new press has created more than two dozen new jobs already, and Quad/Graphics has nearly 120 full- and part-time openings to fill.
Quad/Graphics, based in Wisconsin, also marked the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking on its Oklahoma City plant, which occurred Oct. 14, 2002. “It was a big deal,” Fallin recalled.
It opened in 2003 with 100 employees and two presses and has since more than quadrupled in size. Quad/Graphics now employs more than 600 workers in Oklahoma and has “a vast need for additional employees,” company spokeswoman Claire Ho said.
The first publication to roll off the new press was Oklahoma Living magazine, the monthly publication of the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives. Quad/Graphics also prints catalogs for companies such as J. Crew, L.L. Bean and Gardener's Supply Co., as well as magazines such as Time and Sports Illustrated.