Oklahoma is One of the Best States for Business

Forbes released its sixth annual scorecard of "Best States for Business" and Oklahoma came in an impressive 13th. The publication highlighted Oklahoma as a state moving up due to our improved job and economic outlook. Oklahoma scored its highest ranking is business cost and economic climate ranking. Oklahoma City has routinely had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation the last couple of years.
(December 8, 2011)

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Quality of Life



CLIMATE CONDITIONS

Region

January High

January Low

July High

July Low

Average Annual Temprature

Annual Precipitation (inches)

OKC MSA

45.3

26.8

92.2

71.3

61.1

32.53

Source: National Weather Service, 2010.



CRIME RATES

Region

Violent Crimes

Violent Crime Rate Per 100,000

Property Crimes

Property Crime Rate Per 100,000

OKC MSA

6,697

534

54,704

4,366

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report, 2010.



RECREATION

Region

18 Hole Golf Courses

Top 10 Restaurants Average Rating

Professional Sports
Team(s)

National Basketball Association (NBA)

Pacific Coast League (PCL)

American Hockey League (AHL)

Indoor Football League (IFL)

OKC MSA

28

87.2%

4

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City RedHawks

Oklahoma City Barons

Bricktown Brawlers

Source: Golf Link; Urban Spoon.



ARTS & CULTURE

Region

Galleries, Museums, Zoos

Ballet, Music, Theater Companies

Public Libaries

OKC MSA

110

7

35

Source: Oklahoma Museums Association; Civic Center Music Hall, Resident Companies.