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.
Water experts say Oklahoma City has the tastiest tap water on the continent. The city won this year's "Best of the Best" water taste test - an annual competition judged by water drinkers with trained tongues chosen by the American Water Works Association, a leading water research and advocacy group.
(June 28, 2007)
Greater Oklahoma City, and the entire state of Oklahoma is actively pursuing trade opportunities throughout the world. In fact, in 2007, companies in the region exported more than $825 million in goods or services; and statewide, exports grew more than 58% between 2004 and 2008.
Machinery, chemical, transportation equipment and computer and electronic components lead in the types of goods exported from the area. The state is the largest U.S. exporter of liquid pumps, parts and elevators to the oil and gas industry throughout the world.
Oklahoma operates trade offices in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, China and Mexico to promote the export of Oklahoma goods and services and to develop resource networks that will facilitate international business opportunities.
Greater Oklahoma City Partnership Services
Director Business Development