Oklahoma offers a low cost of living, a high quality of life, and a pro-business and pro-jobs governor and state legislature. Companies from around the world are taking notice. In the last few years, some of the largest corporations and organizations in the country and the world have made significant investments in the Sooner State:
- Boeing relocated its C-130 Avionics Modernization Program and B-1 Program from Long Beach, California, to Oklahoma City in 2011. It also moved its B-52 and 767 tanker operations, including the Air Force One fleet, there as well, along with a total of 1,800 employees.
- GE is building a $110 million Global Research Center in Oklahoma City. Dedicated to advancements in the oil and gas sector, it will result in the creation of 125 high-tech engineering jobs.
- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has selected the state as the first testing and research site for unmanned aerial systems.
- Macy's announced the creation of a new disbursement center in Owasso, Oklahoma, expected to employ 2,500 full- and part-time workers.
Working with companies interested in investing in Oklahoma will continue to be a focus of mine and my team of economic development professionals at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Oklahoma is open for business and ready to work with you and for you.
—By Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin