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.
For Small Business Month, NerdWallet set out to find the "Best Cities to Start a Business" and when the publication crunched the numbers, OKC came in at 5th on their list. NerdWallet cited the metro's aviation and healthcare hubs, low unemployment, low cost of living and available funding as reasons you need to start your next business in Oklahoma City.
(April 22, 2013)
Three Oklahoma companies have been named to Fortune magazine's list of 363 "World's Most Admired Companies."
Devon Energy Corp., ONEOK Inc. and Williams Cos. Inc. all made the list.
OGE Energy Corp. was listed as a "contender."
Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, Toyota Motor Corp., Google and Johnson & Johnson were listed as Fortune's top five overall most admired companies. No Oklahoma-based company made the top 50.
Devon, however, ranked second among mining and crude oil production companies, trailing only Occidental Petroleum.
ONEOK came in second among pipeline companies, behind Spectra Energy.
Williams finished third in the energy category, behind Integrys Energy Group and Edison.
OGE Energy was ranked eighth in the pipelines category.