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.
Local Market Monitor’s Home Price Forecast, which predicts local market behavior, has identified Oklahoma City as being among the top 10 MSAs for best expected performance in home prices over the next 12 months.
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Public Safety is a key priority in Oklahoma City, with spending for public safety consuming 55 percent of the City's general fund budget. The Police and Fire departments receive additional revenue through a dedicated three-quarter cent Public Safety Sales Tax.
While Public Safety in Oklahoma City encompasses the traditional fire and police responsibilities, it has broadened to include various emergency services ranging from routine emergency medical response to disaster rescue and recover.
Emergency service planning in Oklahoma City is handled by the Police Department but involves Fire paramedics who serve as first responders, as well as EMSA's emergency medical services and County and State Health Departments who work with the Federal Center for Disease Control.