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Oklahoma Department of Commerce - State of Success

Infrastructure & Transportation

Oklahoma’s transportation system ensures delivery to and from every corner of the globe.

Center Stage

When it comes to doing business, location is about more than where a building sits. It’s about being situated in a state where you’ll not only find business friendly policies, but where you can have prime access to suppliers and customers. Whether you’re looking to ship your products out or get your materials in, Oklahoma’s transportation system ensures delivery to and from every corner of the globe. Air, rail, road or water – Oklahoma has it all.


Integrated Transportation Systems

International airports in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, along with 137 public use airports across the state, offer access to domestic and international destinations around the world. Major highways connect Oklahoma to within a day’s drive to all U.S. markets. Oklahoma is home to three inland ports, including the Port of Catoosa, the nation’s furthest inland, all-weather, ice-free port, connecting the state to seaports worldwide. Twenty rail operators provide Class I and II service throughout the state.

“Oklahoma is the ideal location and environment for our new distribution facility. We are delighted by the warm reception and enthusiastic support we have received from civic and business leadership in Oklahoma.”
— Terry Lundgren, Chairman & CEO, Macy’s

The 2,500-acre Tulsa Port of Catoosa is one of the largest, most inland ice-free ports in the nation, with 60+ industries. Both the Port of Catoosa and the Port of Muskogee are Foreign Trade Zones. Learn more about Oklahoma’s infrastructure.

Central Access to World Markets

Oklahoma’s central location makes it an easily accessible profit center with efficient connections to more than 88 million people within a 500-mile radius. Equidistant between New York, Los Angeles, Mexico and Canada, the state is ideally positioned to serve the United States, North America and world markets through a comprehensive network of air, ground, water, and rail transportation systems.

Access to 88 Million People within a 500-mile Radius

Oklahoma is well-suited to deliver and receive goods from around the globe. The state’s transportation assets make accessing suppliers and markets fast and cost-effective.

By Air

Two international airports in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, both designated as Foreign Trade Zones, are served by major airlines and provide access to all domestic and international destinations. Oklahoma is also home to 137 public-use airports, 43 of them jet capable.

By Rail

Oklahoma operates more than 3,850 miles of railroad track – including 2,536 miles of Class I service. Major rail providers are Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Annually, Oklahoma’s 19 freight railroads ship 226 million tons of cargo, and more than 5 million carloads of freight.

By Road

Oklahoma industry is served by more than 12,000 miles of highway. The state is a hub for I-35, I-40, I-44, U.S. 69 and other major trade routes, allowing business and industry to deliver products to customers across North America. Annually, the trucking industry moves 500 million tons of freight in Oklahoma.

By Water

Oklahoma’s strategic location is able to supply 20 states by waterway. With three inland ports, Oklahoma has ideal access to North America via the 445-mile multi-purpose McClellan–Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. This system connects the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, the nation’s furthest inland, all-weather, ice-free port, to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico and seaports worldwide. The Port of Catoosa and the Port of Muskogee are also Foreign Trade Zones.

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Let’s Work Together

The Oklahoma Team will work with you to meet the specific needs of your project. Contact us today to get started. Call the Oklahoma Team at 800-588-5959.


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