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 City ranked 19th in Forbes.com's Best Cities for Jobs list. Forbes used five equally weighted data points to rank cities: the state's unemployment rate, job growth, income growth, median household income and cost of living.
(January 10, 2008)
Site Selection magazine has placed Oklahoma at No. 18 on its Top Business Climate for 2009 list. The ranking of the top 25 states is based, in part, on a survey of corporate real estate executives as well as a plant database that tracks new and expanded business facility activity. North Carolina had the No. 1-ranked business climate, followed by Texas and Virginia. Oklahoma's ranking rose from No. 24 in 2008. In 2007, the state ranked No. 15.