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Business Costs

Oklahoma has expertly tailored policies, renowned incentives and low business costs to positively affect your business’s bottom line.

Energy costs 40% lower than the national average.

Affordable Power

Oklahoma’s industrial electrical power costs are 22% lower than the national prices at 5.52¢/kWh. That difference adds up, with Oklahoma’s industrial businesses saving $25,100 per 1,000,000 kWh.

Diverse Energy Portfolio

We know energy, and you reap the rewards. Unlike Texas, Oklahoma is part of the Southwest Power Pool where our blend of natural gas, coal, wind, solar, geothermal, and hydropower sources provides cleaner, more reliable power, all at significant savings.

The Most Central Location

Oklahoma is located at the crossroads of North America – and with one of the largest inland, ice-free ports. That means lower business costs whether your supply chain is across the street or stretches around the globe.

Transporation Key


Inland River Port


Interstate Highway


Navigable River

  • Market proximity with 26 major cities within an 800-mile length of haul.
  • 3 Class I rail lines and 18 Class III lines

Right to Work

Oklahoma is a constitutional right-to-work state with low unemployment insurance taxes and programs to significantly reduce hiring and training start-up costs.

Multi-modal Transportation Infrastructure

With 4 inland ports, 135 public-use airports, 3,850 miles of rail and 12,000 miles of highway, we are America’s hub.

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