Information & Financial Services
Natural gas and low energy costs are fueling significant growth and inward investments to Oklahoma from industries that have high-energy needs, particularly data centers. When it comes to financial services, steady housing and a highly qualified, a strong energy industry and relatively low-cost labor force make Oklahoma a great place for to do business. Similarly, Oklahoma is the perfect location for back office and administrative occupations.
Companies looking to establish new centers are finding that Oklahoma offers what they need to run a profitable operation; lots of land, low operating and capital costs (i.e.: cheap energy), and ample water.
To date, more than 70 global companies, representing a wide range of industries, have found their way to Oklahoma to establish a data center that services their IT storage needs.
- Oklahoma is home to 70 datacenters.
- 24% lower labor costs than the national average
- Oklahoma is the 4th largest producer of natural gas.
- 4th in wind capacity with more than 1,000 installed wind turbines generating more than 3,700MW.
- Average industrial price per kilowatt-hour in Oklahoma is 20% less than the national average.
Information and Financial Services Companies are Plugged in to Oklahoma
- Cox Communications
- Electronic Data Systems Corp
- Level 3 Communications
- Seagate US
- Paetec Communications