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.
fDi (Foreign Direct Investment) magazine ranked Oklahoma City #1 on its list of most cost-effective large cities in the U.S. (pop. between 500,000 and 1 million), due to factors ranging from economic potential to quality of life and business friendliness.
(April 21, 2009)
Del City is centrally located within the Greater Oklahoma City metro area (MSA 1.25 million) and offers growing businesses, great neighborhoods and excellent schools. It's a convenient place to live, work, or open a business.
Great Business Location
The community of over 22,000 is located in central Oklahoma County, with access to both Interstate 40 and Interstate35 – and is an excellent mid-continent location for manufacturing, customer care and distribution. The community is ideal location for aerospace suppliers -with the Tinker Air Logistics Center – the world’s largest jet engine facility, nearby. Other major manufacturers include Quad Graphics and Midwest Trophy – a global provider of recognition products. Customized industry training is provided at nearby Mid-Del Technology Center and passenger air access is just 20 minutes away at Will Rogers World Airport. Several choice manufacturing, commercial and retail sites are available.
Quality of Life
Del City offers accessibility to the entire metro area’s many cultural and recreational amenities. Families enjoy the area’s top rated school system, low crime rate, easy access to excellent medical care and wonderful parks, biking trails, a water park, fishing and other recreational activities.
The Del City schools are a part of the top rated Mid-Del School System (enrollment 14,600). The community also offers residents access to 6 major colleges within a 20 mile radius, including Rose State College (enrollment 8,200) and the University of Oklahoma (enrollment 29,000). The Mid-Del Career Technology Center offers the nation’s premier technology training.
Major attractions include the Country & Western Museum, Del City Preservation & Historical Society, and War Memorial. The Annual Del City/Shriners Armed Forces Day Parade held annually in May reflects the area’s military heritage and is one of the largest, ongoing parades in the State of Oklahoma.
Del City was founded in 1948 by developer George Epperly and is named after his daughter, Delphina. Since its inception, the city has been the proud home to both military and civilian residents.