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.
Forbes released its sixth annual scorecard of "Best States for Business" and Oklahoma came in an impressive 13th. The publication highlighted Oklahoma as a state moving up due to our improved job and economic outlook. Oklahoma scored its highest ranking is business cost and economic climate ranking. Oklahoma City has routinely had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation the last couple of years.
(December 8, 2011)
Eight million dollars of a $10 million request was approved to create an Oklahoma City prosthetics technology center.
OrthoCare Innovations, in a partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, has approved $8 million from the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act to create the center, which will transition into civilian use prosthetic and other medical technology developed by the military for amputees, according to a news release from Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa.
"OrthoCare Innovations applauds Sen. Inhofe's efforts to ensure that necessary funds exist to follow through on our nation's commitment to injured war fighters by providing them with the latest in rehabilitative care," CEO Doug McCormack said.
"The $8 million secured ... will not only support the transition of medical developments from the military into commercial use, but will also further our objective to position Oklahoma as a national leader in the development of advanced prosthetic technologies