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 has been making some noise lately. Top national rankings in 10 different quality of life categories. Billions of dollars in city and education improvements. New corporate locations. The fastest growing entertainment district in the southwest. And the list goes on for the state’s Capital City and the ten-county metro area that is home to 1.2 million.
Oklahoma City is strategically located in the center of the continental U.S. and at the crossroads of the nation’s interstate highway system - I-35, I-40 and I-44.
Perfectly Situated for Business
Oklahoma City has long been a production, distribution and business services hub. Major industry sectors include aerospace, energy, biosciences, insurance, agribusiness and information technology. Key advantages include: consistently low business costs; a productive labor force of over 650,000; prime access to growing state and regional markets; a world-class training network of 16 technology centers; 18 public and private universities, major medical and aerospace research centers; “shovel ready” sites with interstate, rail and runway access; and special “cash” incentives. The city’s newly expanded Will Rogers World Airport provides direct and non-stop service to over 20 destinations.
Quality of Life
Oklahoma City has become a sophisticated city – with great restaurants, countless arts and cultural opportunities, professional sports (including the new NBA Oklahoma City Thunder) and a cost of living that is 13% below U.S. average.
Recent Rankings Include:
#1 Most Recession Proof City - Forbes
#1 Most Affordable Housing Market - Bizjournals.Com
#4 Least Stressful Cities - Bizjournals.com
#7 Cleanest Cities in America - Forbes
#19 Best Cities for Jobs - Forbes
A Better Living, A Better Life – that sums up today’s Oklahoma City.
Vice President, Economic Development
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
123 Park Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: (405) 297-8945