Home to more than 900,000, Tulsa,
Oklahoma perfectly balances convenience
and affordability with the advantages of a
highly skilled work force, a central location,
a pro-business atmosphere, and an excellent
quality of life. It is a dynamic, growing
region that offers the fifth-lowest cost for
doing business in the nation and is home to
some of the nation's largest
companies. These assets combine
to make an ideal home for
progressive companies competing
in a global economy.
Businesses finding success in
Tulsa include Williams, ONEOK,
Samson, QuikTrip Corporation,
Holly Corporation, Spirit
AeroSystems, HP Enterprise
Services, BAMA Companies,
and Dollar Thrifty Automotive
Group. Additionally, Tulsa is
home to the world's largest aerospace maintenance,
repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility,
Located in the heart of the United
States, Tulsa is conveniently connected to
the rest of the nation by air, rail, ground, and
water. Tulsa offers air cargo service through
seven freight carriers at Tulsa International
Airport; more than 50 local motor freight companies; rail service
through two mainline-carriers and four short-line carriers;
and year-round, ice-free barge service through the nation's
most inland water port - the Tulsa Port of Catoosa.
Tulsa also provides a number of incentives including the
Quality Jobs program, 21st Century Quality Jobs, Prime
Contractor Incentive, Engineer Tax Credit, Small Employer
Quality Jobs, and others.
A revitalized city is developing.
Tulsa is investing in many industries and areas of development,
including its core. The city is pumping more than $300
million in public monies into its 1.4 square miles of downtown
with a clear vision that includes a new arena, renovated convention
center, new hotels, additional living space, street and
bridge improvements, retail and
restaurants, a new art center, and
a baseball park. In addition to
downtown development, the
region's population is growing and
becoming more diverse, and new,
innovative industries are emerging.
People from all over the world
are taking notice of Tulsa and its
momentum. And the best is yet to
The Tulsa region has experienced much growth during the
past year. Announcements included:
• Tulsa is ranked as a top-20 performing metro economy
during the recovery, according to the Brookings Institution.
• The Tulsa area's hiring outlook is among best in the nation,
according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
• Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa broke ground on a $200
million trauma emergency center and patient tower.
• The Tulsa Metro Chamber and area chambers of commerce
forged a partnership for regional growth.
The secret is out.
Tulsa ranked as a top-10 metro area in 2010 and 2011 for
its pro-business environment, affordability, and real estate.
• No. 1 state for entrepreneurship
(Kauffman Foundation 2010)
• No. 1 affordable city in the U.S. (Relocate America 2010)
• No. 3 city for fourth quarter 2011 employment outlook
• Top 5 real estate market for value gain (Zillow.com 2011)
• No. 6 region for small business
(The Business Journals 2011)
• No. 8 U.S. city for young adults (Portfolio.com 2010)
• Top 20 strongest performing metro economies
(Brookings Institution 2011)