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.
"We've had an explosion in... this field during the past decade or so. We're in the middle of a revolution here in Oklahoma City."
- Dr. Joe Ferretti, Senior Vice President, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Welcome to Guthrie - one of the nation's most fascinating historic cities. Born of the Land Run in April, 1889, Guthrie became a city of over 10,000 people in a single day. Built to Victorian elegance, the magnificent architecture of Oklahoma's first State Capital still stands today as a National Historic Landmark.
Guthrie is located in the rolling hills along Interstate 35 - just 31 miles north of downtown Oklahoma City and within the Oklahoma City MSA (1.2 million). This vibrant community is home to over 10,000 residents who enjoy the best qualities of small town rural Oklahoma living along with the culture, history and economic growth most often found in much larger cities.
Business Location Benefits
Guthrie is a business friendly community and the county seat - offering an exceptional workforce, low business costs and several "shovel-ready" sites for commercial, residential and retail development. It is a rapidly growing city offering a regional airport, medical center and an influx of tourism, manufacturing, industrial and agricultural enterprises that are helping to grow the town and enhance Logan County. Oklahoma's low cost of doing business is coupled with Guthrie's low cost of living - which is 23% below the U.S. avg.
Educational opportunities abound with ten institutions of higher education located within easy access. The Guthrie Public School system …offers an excellent preparatory education base to students for higher education and vocational training.
Guthrie is served by the BNSF Railroad and is also located within minutes of the nation's interstate crossroads (I-40, I-35 and I-44) and Will Rogers World Airport, offering dozens of direct flights daily.
Quality of Life
Guthrie is a great place to live, work and raise a family. You will find the home and the lifestyle that you are looking for in Guthrie. From our excellent early childhood programs to cutting edge healthcare and senior living options, our community provides an extraordinary quality of life for all kinds of people, from young families to retirees The city leads the way in providing balanced growth while preserving small town appeal.
Culture and Recreation
In 1889, Guthrie was designated as the First Capital and became center of government for the Territory, and later, the State of Oklahoma. Today, Guthrie is the largest urban Historic district in the United States, containing 2,169 buildings, 1,400 acres and 400 city blocks. History is brought to life each day on Historic Trolley Tours and in places like the Oklahoma Territorial Museum and five other museums. The community is home to the world's largest Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, championship golf, live productions at the Pollard Theatre, the best of bluegrass music at the Double Stop Music Hall, year round events at the Lazy E Arena, six annual festivals and more. Unique shops, antiques and fine art galleries line the downtown historic district and there's plenty of wonderful home cooking and charming coffee shops with lots of friendly conversation.