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.
Harrah, one of Oklahoma's fastest growing cities, is located just 20 minutes east of downtown Oklahoma City. Known as "The Heart of the Heartland", Harrah's central Oklahoma location makes it ideal for business and residential growth. The community of 5200 is located near Tinker Air Force Base, the nation's largest jet engine maintenance center and within minutes of Oklahoma City's major metropolitan shopping and entertainment districts.
Harrah is open for business. The community is located along Highway 62 (NE 23rd) in eastern Oklahoma County and provides four lane access to Interstate 40. It is within 20 minutes of the nation's major Interstate crossroads (I-35, I-44 and I-40). Passenger and cargo service is available at nearby Will Rogers World Airport.
The community has low business costs, access to a productive workforce, competitive utility rates, water and sewer capacity, and an aggressive state and local incentive package. The 155 acre Harrah Industrial Park offers several choice "shovel-ready" sites. The Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center provides training custom designed for your business or industry. Approximately 40 motor freight companies serve Harrah.
A five-year abatement program for property taxes for the school system, County and State property taxes is available. The sales tax rate for the City of Harrah is 4%. The Harrah Industrial and Economic Development Trust can provide local financing.
Quality of Life
Founded in 1898, Harrah offers a wonderful blend of urban and rural living, including new residential communities, small acreages and farms/ranches. Most of the terrain is gently rolling with an abundance of trees and open spaces for experiencing beautiful sunsets and sunrises. The nearby North Canadian River Valley in Harrah is a natural habitat and winter nesting site for the Bald Eagle.
The Harrah School system has long been recognized as one of the best in the state. Harrah students consistently score in the upper rankings for state and national achievement scores. Harrah excels in the percentage of its students that advance to higher education.
Harrah is also within a short drive of several major universities, including The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, St. Gregory's, Oklahoma City University, the University of Central Oklahoma, Rose State College, Oklahoma Baptist University, Southern Nazarene University and Oklahoma Christian College.
Harrah residents enjoy several events and festivals, including Harrah Daze and Harrah "Live" music concerts at the Harrah Heritage Park. Outdoor opportunities are abundant at several recreational lakes including boating, skiing, camping, picnicking and fishing.
Earl Burson, City Manager
City of Harrah
1900 Church Avenue
P.O. Box 636
Harrah, Oklahoma 73045