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.
Oklahoma now ranks sixth in the nation for wind-generation capacity after a torrid fourth quarter that saw developers scrambling to finish projects before a federal tax credit deadline.
The year-end ranking by the American Wind Energy Association put Oklahoma’s total capacity at more than 3,134 megawatts. That’s enough to power more than 750,000 homes. The state ranked eighth in 2011.
Oklahoma added 1,127 megawatts of wind capacity in 2012, including 734 megawatts in the last three months of 2012, the association said. That put the state in fourth place nationally for the quarter.