Oklahoma: It’s All Within Reach
Oklahoma is a land of unexpected beauty and diversity in its land, people, and business opportunities. The state’s low cost of living and low operating costs for business make it a predestined location. Currently, more than 52 German companies are operating in Oklahoma, a fact that shows the growing interest of international ventures in “The Sooner State.”
Oklahoma is nationally recognized for creating and maintaining a dynamic pro-business environment with expertly tailored policies, programs and incentives that positively affect businesses’ and partners. The plurality of industry sectors allow companies from all backgrounds and sizes to settle in the state. The geographical advantages enhance this amiable business climate. In fact, Oklahoma’s central location in the U.S. makes it an easily accessible profit center with efficient connections to more than 80 million people within a 500-mile radius. Equidistant between New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Canada, the state is ideally positioned to serve the United States, NAFTA and world markets through a comprehensive network of air, ground, water and rail transportation systems.
Through a dense network of infrastructure, Oklahoma is well suited to deliver and receive goods from around the globe. International airports in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, along with 149 public-use airports across the state offer access to domestic and international destinations around the world. Major highways connect Oklahoma to within a day’s drive of all U.S. markets. Oklahoma is home to three inland ports, connecting the state to seaports worldwide. Twenty rail operators provide Class I and II service throughout the state.
In terms of workforce development, Oklahoma workers have earned a national reputation for an extraordinary level of proficiency, productivity and reliability. They contribute their skills, experience and dedication to the success of a wide variety of technologically advanced industries. These skills come at a competitive wage because of Oklahoma’s cost of living which is significantly lower than comparable states. Oklahoma’s system of 25 colleges and universities and 57 career and technology centers educates students of all ages in the curriculum, degreed programs and skilled certifications needed for today’s information-based, technology-driven economy. Going beyond traditional education, Oklahoma’s Training for Business Program delivers start-up training to meet your needs.