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.
Cleveland County is located in central Oklahoma, just minutes south of Oklahoma City.
It has a population of 239,000, is the 2nd fastest growing county in the state and is located within the Oklahoma City MSA. Cleveland County is the home of the state's largest comprehensive university, the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
Although Cleveland County is the eighth smallest Oklahoma County in area, it has the third largest population and two of the state's eight largest cities, Norman and Moore. Other key cities include Lexington, Noble, Slaughterville, Newalla and a small portion of Oklahoma City.
Encompassing 536 square miles, Cleveland County is bordered on the north by Oklahoma County, Pottawatomie County to the east, McClain County to the south and Canadian County to the northwest.
Interstate 35 traverses Cleveland County and offers easy access and a convenient transportation corridor to the junction of I-40 and I-44, just to the north. Cleveland County offers a diverse mix of industry, including agribusiness, the equine industry, energy, manufacturing and distribution, research and development and retail trade/tourism. Education and research opportunities abound at the nearby University of Oklahoma campus (enrollment 20,000) and over a dozen colleges and universities that are within a 45 minute drive.
Moore-Norman Technology Center provides the nation's premier business and industry training program.
The county has many towns that provide a business friendly atmosphere designed to encourage economic development.
Opened to settlement in the Land Run of April 22, 1889, Cleveland County was one of the seven counties organized as the Oklahoma Territory in 1890. Its first citizens named it for President Grover Cleveland.
Cleveland County is a member of the Greater Oklahoma City Partnership. For current comparative information about this county please click on the menu items to the left.