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.
"The quality of the area workforce made the decision to expand our operation an easy one. We have exceeded our performance expectations here for customer experience, since taking our first customer call on Sept. 7, 2004."
- Karen Quintos, Vice President and General Manager, Dell Americas Contact Centers
"The Oklahoma City ZoomProspector Web site (www.okcedis.com) was a good tool to use to determine what properties were available. It made the process easier because I could go in there myself and look at it. A picture of the site also helped put a reference point with it. Every search has its unique characteristics. We looked at hotels, places for people to eat, traffic conditions around the site now and at the time we will occupy it."
- Peter Kaharl, Senior Manager, Corporate Real Estate and Constructions, Dell, Inc.
"To me, a CEO is doing a disservice to his company by not taking a hard look at locating in Oklahoma City. The central location, work ethic, cost of living, and the support and resources make this an ideal location."
- Kent Williams, General Manager-Americans, Inion, Inc.
OU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
"Among the many reasons to conduct biomedical research in Oklahoma City, read access to the type of intellectual, research and clinical resources available at the OU Health Sciences Center has to be among the top. With the completion of another state-of-the-art building, and continuing growth in NIH funding, we see no limits to the opportunity."
- Dr. Joseph J. Ferretti, Senior Vice President and Provost, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
PRATT & WHITNEY
"Innovation, cooperation and vision are key components of Pratt & Whitney's success in Oklahoma City. We are fortunate to be in a city where the business community, civic leaders and the military come together to make certain that our business and the Air Logistics Center at Tinker AFB are as productive as they can possibly be.
Over the past few years, we have invested more than $7 million in a new coating facility that is one of the first privately contracted facilities to be fully constructed on an Air Force base. This project has worked because of the educated and trained workforce, a favorable business climate and the excellent partnering relationships we have. Undoubtedly, our growth is important to the community, and because of that we will be a success."
- Rick O'Donnell, Pratt & Whitney, Military Engines, Aftermarket Services
"I can't say enough about our experience in Greater Oklahoma City. They have supported our needs and worked with us on every detail to make our new location a success. We couldn't feel more at home."
- Steve Horning, Quad Graphics
TINKER AEROSPACE COMPLEX (TAC)
"The renovation and use of the old GM Plant by Tinker is clearly a win-win victory for Tinker and its employees, as well as the citizens of Oklahoma County… Oklahoma County enjoys a history of support for Tinker dating back to the Second World War. I am glad that we have been able to sustain that tradition through this project."
- Ray Vaughn, Oklahoma County Commissioner
"This community initiative is yet another example of our long-standing partnership with the state of Oklahoma, Oklahoma County and neighboring communities. This facility will improve the overall working environment for Team Tinker. It represents a significant improvement in productivity with benefits for years to come… The Air Force greatly appreciates the leadership and generosity of Oklahomans."
- Lt. Gen. Loren Reno, former Vice-Commander, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker Air Force Base