FDI & International Location
A worldwide pathway to profit
Centrally located and accessible by air, rail, road, and water with the most inland ice-free ports in the U.S.
and equidistant between New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto and Mexico City
88 Million People
within a 500 mile radius, including the fast-growing I-35 corridor between Oklahoma City and Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan areas.
3 Inland Ports
including one of the largest, most inland, ice-free river ports in the U.S. with access to the Gulf of Mexico.
The Tulsa Port of Catoosa sends and receives more than 2.2 million tons of cargo each year by barge, rail and truck.
3 Intersecting Interstate Highways
offering access to every corner of the country.
Oklahoma’s place in the heart of North America gives your operation cost-effective access to your suppliers and customers. Learn more about how Oklahoma is ideal for serving U.S., NAFTA, and world markets.
“Oklahoma has a very pro-business attitude. The state and local governments are very focused on supporting job creation and economic development. There is also a world-class technical training system with locations all across the state.”
— John Carnuccio, President & COO, Centek
Taxes & Cost of Doing Business
Oklahoma’s corporate and personal taxes are some of the lowest in the nation. Operating costs are dramatically lower than coastal locations like New York or California. The relative value of $100 has a real purchasing power of $111.23 in Oklahoma, but only $86.66 in New York and $88.57 according to an analysis of average prices of similar goods by the Tax Foundation.
The state’s workforce services ensure a pipeline of talent for your business. Oklahoma’s renowned career training system known as CareerTech is able to respond quickly to the needs of industry with customized apprenticeship programs.
The Oklahoma Team streamlines environmental permitting for your project. You will be assigned a single representative from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Your Customer Assistance Program (CAP) representative will assist with determining all permits needed to operate and construct your new facility.
Permitting for air, storm water, wastewater, public water supply, and RCRA are delegated from the national Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to our state’s DEQ, so all permits are handled by one agency, making the process faster and more efficient.
The state of nations
Oklahoma’s foreign-owned companies support more than 48,000 jobs in the state and represent a major source of business investment.
Major sources of foreign investment in Oklahoma include Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, France, Switzerland, Australia, the Netherlands, Mexico, Ireland and Sweden.
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Identify business prospects for expansions, supply chain and other opportunities. We can generate a comprehensive list of Oklahoma foreign-owned companies and customize it to meet your needs. Contact Jon Chiappe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-815-5210 for pricing and details.
Oklahoma is home to more than 140 FDI companies.
- Air Liquide
- BAE Systems
- Bimbo Bakeries
- British Petroleum
- Georg Fisher
- Industrias Bachoco
- Jindal Poly
- Sigma Alimentos
- Sitel/Onex Corporation
- Veolia Environmental
- Zurich Insurance Croup
(parent of Farmers)
Learn more about the industry sectors and companies that call Oklahoma home.
Get in Touch
The Oklahoma Team is ready to assist with your international investment in Oklahoma with expert and confidential guidance. Contact the Oklahoma Team today at 800-588-5959.