Oklahoma City, Tulsa make Forbes' Best Places list

Published: Monday, March 30, 2009 7:00 am By: Assosciated Press

The Oklahoman

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City ranks 12th and Tulsa is 47th on Forbes' list of "Best Places for Businesses and Careers."

Forbes ranked 200 metropolitan areas on criteria including cost of doing business, projected job growth and education.

Oklahoma City is 12th overall and ranks 23rd in business costs, 31st in expected job growth and 97th in education.

Tulsa is No. 47 and ranks 53rd in cost of doing business, 30th in projected job growth and 128th in education.

Raleigh, N.C., is No. 1 on the list.

Forbes also rates Lawton 102nd on the list of small metros with Sioux Falls, S.D., No. 1.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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