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.
The Wall Street Journal recently released their annual list of "Best Cities for Business" and Oklahoma City cracked the list for the first time. The metro came in sixth due to its personal income and job growth. The article also highlighted Project 180 and the relocation of Boeing and Continental Resources.
(December 13, 2011)
Among U.S. metros of 1 million population or greater, Oklahoma City has the lowest business costs, according to KPMG's 2010 "Competitive Alternatives" analysis of 26 separate cost drivers for business in 112 cities in 10 countries. Contributing to Oklahoma City's league-leading index were our low costs for labor, industrial / office leasing and electricity. Combine that with powerful incentives and free training programs, and one can see how locating in OKC can really benefit the bottom line.