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.
Cushing is a growing community of 10,000 located in the Cimarron Valley just one hour northeast of Oklahoma City in Payne County. It is located at the intersection of SH 33 and SH 18, just 20 minutes north of Interstate 44. The community offers a quality mix of urban, academic, and rural lifestyles and is within an easy drive of Stillwater, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. The economy and neighborhoods of Cushing benefit from nearby Stillwater, home of Oklahoma State University.
Cushing is centrally located midway between the major markets of Oklahoma City and Tulsa (pop. 2 million) and the regional markets of Dallas and Kansas City. The community benefits from a regional workforce of 180,000 (30 mile radius).
Agribusiness, energy and manufacturing are Cushing's primary industries. Cushing is a major hub in oil supply connecting the Gulf Coast suppliers with northern consumers and is known as the "Pipeline Crossroads of the World". It is known as the most significant trading hub for crude oil in North America.
Key business advantages include low cost of doing business, quality infrastructure, jet capable airport, several freight service providers, 1 hour access to commercial air (Oklahoma City/Tulsa) and inland port (Port of Catoosa), and several available facilities and greenfield sites. Oklahoma State University, a major comprehensive university, is located in Stillwater, just 30 minutes away. Langston University, St. Gregory's Junior College, and Oklahoma Baptist University are all within 50 miles of the community.
The nation’s finest “customized” industrial and technical training is available at nearby Central Area Career Tech and Meridian Technology Center.
Quality of Life
Cushing offers all of the advantages and charm of a small town with access to amenities of nearby metro areas. Cushing has a unique heritage in that it was in the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation opened to homesteaders on September 21, 1891. The community strongly supports education, supports a medical center and regional hospital, many parks and recreation areas, including a new aquatic center. Cushing is a Main Street community dedicated to preservation and growth of its historic downtown. Dozens of community events are held annually.
Cushing Industrial Authority
Steve Spears, City Manager/Economic Developer
P.O. Box 311
Cushing, OK 74023
Brent Thompson, Cushing Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
1301 E. Main
Cushing, OK 74023