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.
With one of the country's strongest housing markets and both per-capita income and population increasing faster than national averages, Oklahoma City lands at lucky number 13 on Marcus & Millichap's "Top 15 Retail Markets" list.
(January 20, 2010)
There's a reason the Greater Oklahoma City region is such a great place for Logistics: Location.
Greater Oklahoma City is located in the geographic center of North America, the United States and the growing south-central region. It is equidistant from the east and west coasts and major trade partners of Canada and Mexico. All major trade hubs and more than 411 million residents are within 1800 miles of Oklahoma City. That means not only can you easily source materials and other inputs, you can get outputs to your customers profitably as well. Central to anywhere in North America with Interstate as well as rail connectivity, low land / building lease and low labor rates Greater Oklahoma City makes an ideal place for staging, manufacturing, assembly, transportation and the base for your company's operations.
Foreign Trade Zone / Freeport Exemption
Businesses engaged in final assembly and/or international trade can benefit from special customs procedures when importing and then warehousing, manufacturing or assembling product. Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 106 is conveniently located adjacent to Will Rogers World Airport. Benefits can include duty reductions by manufacturing in the U.S., and selling domestically. In addition, Oklahoma's Freeport Inventory Tax Exemption program exempts goods, wares, and merchandise that come from outside the state from costly taxes other states might impose if those goods leave the state within nine months.
Greater Oklahoma City is truly America's Trucking Hub. At the crossroads of three major Interstate highways, Oklahoma City is positioned within a day's drive of the large and rapidly-growing south-central region (OK, TX, AR, LA). A dynamic market in terms of size and rates of population & income growth, the region will grow more than 44% during the next 25 years.