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.
Oklahoma City was ranked second by Brookings' MetroMonitor for Economic Performance during the recession. Brookings looked at employment, wages, output, and housing conditions among the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S.
With one of the nation's leading heart transplant teams, one of the country's most complete medical research centers, and one of the medical profession's most respected eye institutes, area residents' access to health care is among the very best.
Oklahoma City residents can find quality health care at 35 hospitals, with most providing specialty services in areas such as: oncology and hemotology; orthopedics; burn treatment; hearing and vision care; neonatal care; infertility; spinal disorder care; sports medicine; and after-hours urgent care.
The state's only Level 1 Trauma Center with MediFlight service is based in Oklahoma City, the perfect location for regional service. Medical leaders are also beginning to plan and fundraise for a Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Oklahoma City Diabetes Center, which will both bring even more cutting-edge technology, research, clinical care and alternative therapies to Oklahoma City.
And, the Oklahoma City area's thriving biosciences industry further adds to the quality of health care, with organizations and businesses dedicated to the discovery, development and distribution of advanced technology to improve treatments and health.