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.
One of only a handful of cities to achieve this designation four times, America's Promise Alliance again recognized Oklahoma City as being one of the winners of the Alliance's 100 Best Communities for Young People. OKC received the honor due to a renewed focus on mentoring programs for youth and wide range of related volunteerism and philanthropy.
(September 21, 2010)
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.