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. Further, Oklahoma is a 'right to work' state and in 2013, union members accounted for 7.5 percent of wage and salary workers in Oklahoma.
Okmulgee's labor force is reasonably priced and available. The average county wage is $16.58 per hour. For further information on Okmulgee's workforce click here.
Okmulgee is accessible by air, highway, rail, and sea and has a very strong transportation infrastructure. Okmulgee is located 35 miles south of Tulsa on U.S. Highway 75. We are sited 35 miles south of I-44, 14 miles north of I-40, two major east-west routes; and 100 east of where the three routes intersect at I-35.
Okmulgee has a Regional Airport 2 miles north of town, and is 45 minutes away from Tulsa International Airport. There are two inland ports within an hours drive of Okmulgee. Additionally BNSF railroad serves Okmulgee, with a one-mile spur running through one commercial industrial park. For further information click here.
Okmulgee has more than 979 acres in four shovel-ready industrial sites standing ready for business. Three of the four industrial sites are in Enterprise Zones, where incentives are attractive. For site and building information click here.
The ability to produce a highly trained workforce with specific skills in advanced and emerging technologies is one of our area’s greatest strategic advantages. This invaluable human resource is supplied predominantly by the three instructional institutions operating within the Okmulgee Higher Education Park, including the state’s only university of applied technology. We take workforce development very seriously in Okmulgee, in fact, we take it to a whole new level—learn more.
Quality of Life
Outdoor enthusiasts will thrive in the Okmulgee area, with acres of recreational open space, conservation easements and nature preserves. The city is the perfect destination for anyone who loves to fish and hunt, as well as camp, hike, bike, boat or water ski. With two state parks with lakes and a Federal Wildlife reserve, we have a vibrant environmental culture.
We are also only minutes from Tulsa Oklahoma with museums, performing arts, professional sports and shopping destinations. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation adds a unique dimension to our cultural diversity. To find out more about living in Okmulgee click here.