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As a state, Oklahoma has remained strong with increased local investment and record-low unemployment. As a region, Eastern Oklahoma County bolsters the state economy with a wide range of industries and workforce. As an economic partner, EOCP gives industries the latest research and access to our evolving and dynamic workforce. Read about our targeted industries below. Contact us for additional information.
Oklahoma is a leading manufacturer of plastics, heavy construction equipment, construction materials, tires, and many other items. For specific industry reports, visit Census Manufacturing Reports.
It comes as no surprise that Oklahoma is a leader in cattle, wheat and other grain production. But, our processed foods industry, making goods such as sausage and candy, continues to grow as well. Oklahoma is a strong area for all parts of the agriculture industry.
1 in 9 Oklahoma exports is an agricultural commodity led by wheat, beef and pork. Agriculture has an annual economic impact in Oklahoma of $40 million. For more information about Oklahoma’s agribusiness industry, see the 2015 Oklahoma Agriculture Statistics.
Oklahoma is home to multiple military contractors. Eastern Oklahoma County is placed within a 20-mile radius of the largest military contractor, Tinker Air Force Base. Tinker AFB is the largest single-site employer in Oklahoma with just under 24,000 military, federal civilian, and contract personnel working at the base. The Tinker AFB workforce is comprised of a reported 17,884 federal civilian employees and contractors and 5,842 Air Force personnel. The average Tinker worker earns $62,226 annually or a total of $1.48 billion in labor income. In total, Tinker AFB has an annual economic impact of $3.4 billion. Learn more about the economic impacts of the defense industry in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Military Reports (pdf).
There are many reasons why Oklahoma is a great energy state. We are currently ranked in the top ten in the nation for installed wind energy capacity by Wind Today magazine, number 5 in the production of cleaner, more cost-effective natural gas, and we have the two biggest independent producers of natural gas in the world, Chesapeake Energy and Devon Energy Corporation, headquartered here, as well as other large energy corporations such as SandRidge Energy and Chaparral Energy.
For statistics and more information, please visit:
The Economic Impact of Oklahoma’s Oil & Natural Gas Industry (pdf)
The Local Impact of Oil and Gas Production and Drilling in Oklahoma (pdf)
Oklahoma Wind Power Initiative
The Oklahoma City area employs over 60,000 in the health care industry. We have 20 general medical and surgical hospitals, four specialized hospitals and two federal medical installations, creating a large amount of opportunities for health care professionals. For more information, read about the Oklahoma Health Care Industry (pdf).
Business and I.T. Services
One of Oklahoma’s strongest assets is its location. Being equidistant from New York City to Los Angeles and Mexico City to Toronto, it is easy for any business here to work with businesses all over North America, and the world. More businesses are realizing that with this location, low costs of doing business, and our business-ready atmosphere, that this is the next place to expand. With so many diverse and growing industries in the Eastern Oklahoma County and greater Oklahoma City area, the need for new businesses and services continues to grow. Public relations, computer systems, research and development teams, consulting, and customer service are among our fastest growing areas.
For more information, and for 5 Top Reasons to Locate Your Data or Corporate Services Center in Oklahoma, please visit Oklahoma Industry Profiles.
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