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)
Oklahoma City is among the 10 best cities in America to find a job, according to a new list released Tuesday in U.S. News Media Group's "Best Places" series. Others are Anchorage; Arlington, Va.; Columbus, Ohio; Honolulu; Houston; Salt Lake City, Shreveport, La.; Tallahassee, Fla., and Wichita, Kan. U.S. News editors selected the cities from 2,000 nationwide based on lower-than-average unemployment rates, proved job growth since 2000 and economies that have held steady during the recession.