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 placed 4th on the Forbes.com list for Best Cities for Commuters. Forbes.com looked at the 75 largest metro areas in the U.S. and evaluated them based on traffic delays, travel times and how efficiently commuters use existing infrastructure.
(April 24, 2008)
Two Oklahoma City-based energy corporations are among the winners of 2008 excellence awards issued by Oil and Gas Investor magazine.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. won the Best Corporate Citizen award, while Devon Energy Corp. won the Best Investor Relations Program award.
Chesapeake "has been in the forefront of promoting increased use of clean-burning, abundant and domestic natural gas," the magazine said in a news release. "In 2008, as the energy policy debate heated up, Chesapeake, the nation's No. 2 gas producer and most active driller, launched both a television ad campaign and the American Clean Skies Foundation, a Washington-based think-tank to promoted greater use of natural gas."
The magazine said Devon "has successfully communicated its solid business model and long-term growth prospects to the world at large."
"Through investor conferences, roadshows, oil-field tours, personal visits and community education and outreach, Devon's IR team tells the company's story with creativity and enthusiasm," the magazine said.