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Cost of Doing Business in Okmulgee

 
Oklahoma is nationally recognized for creating and maintaining a dynamic pro-business environment with expertly tailored policies, programs, and incentives that positively affect your business' bottom line. 
 
Forbes '2013 Best States for Business and Careers' ranked Oklahoma as #12.  In that same report, Oklahoma is ranked #7 in Business Costs and #4 in Economic Climate.  In CNBC's America's Top States for Doing Business, Oklahoma is ranked #1 in low cost of living and #2 on the factor of low cost of doing business.  Okmulgee offers all of that and more.

Affordable Workforce

The labor force in Okmulgee county is both affordable and available.  The average county wage is $16.58 For more information on Okmulgee's workforce click here.

Utility Costs

Okmulgee is rich in water resources.  Okmulgee City operates water and server utilities that serve the city's residences and businesses.  Affordable rates are available.
 
Industrial electrical rates are among the lowest in the nation.  Natural gas is plentiful.  Oklahoma Natural Gas' economic development team works closely with OADC to help develop and attract new business to the state.  Contact us for further information on specific utility rate offerings.

Transportation Infrastructure

Transportation will be no problem for businesses locating in Okmulgee.  We are accessible by air, highway, rail, and sea.  See the map here.

  • Located on US 75, 35 miles south of I-44, 14 miles north of I-40
  • Regional Airport 2 miles north of town, 45 minutes from Tulsa International Airport. 
  • Two inland ports within an hour's drive
  • BNSF railroad runs right through Okmulgee

For further information click here.

Okmulgee Enterprise Zones

The Okmulgee Business Complex, the South Industrial Park and the West Industrial Park, are in Enterprise Zones. These zones provide major inducements for business:

  • Double the investment tax credit
  • New Jobs tax credit
  • Ad valorem exemptions from local taxing entities can be exempted for up to six years, rather than five.

State Business Advantages

  • Free or at low cost Training for Industry program (TIP) can help you find and train your workforce talent.
  • Oklahoma has the fifth-lowest overall tax burden in the nation.
  • Oklahoma is a right-to-work state where workers are allowed to seek or retain employment regardless of union membership requirements.