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 has a strong aerospace infrastructure, with 54 state-of-art training centers across the state.
In Oklahoma, one in 10 employees derives income from the aviation industry, with an industrial output of nearly $12.5 Billion a year.
Nearly 70 delegates from Oklahoma's bioscience industry plan to attend the BIO 2009 International Convention in Atlanta May 18-21.
The delegation will include scientists, business leaders, educators and economic development officers from Oklahoma City, Claremore, Sapulpa, Stillwater, Ardmore, Tulsa and Norman, according to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.
The delegation will help staff a 1,600-square-foot Oklahoma Bioscience Pavilion with touch-screen monitors showing presentations about Oklahoma's bioscience companies.
"Last year we reached nearly 3,500 business prospects at the BIO International Convention," said Roy H. Williams, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, which is organizing the trip. "Oklahoma is garnering more and more attention for the things we are doing in the bioscience sector, and we are building on that momentum."