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FDI + International Location

In the heart of the nation, we are America’s hub.

Oklahoma is home to more than 140 global companies, representing industries such as aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, bioscience, energy and more. Oklahoma’s place in the heart of North America gives international companies cost-effective access to suppliers and customers. Learn more about how Oklahoma is ideally situated for serving U.S., North American and world markets.
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A Worldwide pathway to profit.

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Workforce

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.

Taxes + Business Costs

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. In 2023, Oklahoma was ranked #3 for lowest cost of doing business (CNBC America’s Top States for Business) and #4 for lowest corporate tax rate in the U.S. (Tax Foundation, State Business Tax Climate Index).

Annual trade and FDI information and overview of services for Oklahoma companies.

The Most Central Location
Centrally located and accessible by air, rail, road, and water with the most inland ice-free ports in the U.S.
Map of North America showing Oklahoma's location

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., North American and world markets.

Centrally Located

Equidistant between New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto and Mexico City

3 Intersecting Interstate Highways

Connections offering access to every corner of the country.

Inland Ports

Including two public ports: the Port of Muskogee and the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, which is one of the largest, most inland, ice-free river ports in the U.S. with access to the Gulf of Mexico.

 

99 Million People

99 million located within a 500 mile radius, including the fast-growing I-35 corridor between Oklahoma City and Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan areas.

 

Regulatory Environment

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.

Oklahoma's Foreign-owned Companies

Foreign-owned companies operating in Oklahoma employ more than 64,200 Oklahomans and represent a major source of business investment.

Major sources of foreign investment in Oklahoma include Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Australia, Mexico and Italy.

Country

Business Establishments in OklahomaEmployment in Oklahoma
Canada

79

2,764

Japan

66

3,240

United Kingdom

66

4,615

Germany

55

5,712

France

54

5,914

Switzerland

39

3,073

Ireland

23

6,283

Australia

17

1,042

Mexico

17

6,801

Italy

16

1,969

Oklahoma is home to more than 580 international employers.

Map showing the flags of the parent countries of companies in Oklahoma by county

  • Acciona
  • Air Liquide
  • AMEC
  • ASCO
  • BAE Systems
  • Bimbo Bakeries
  • British Petroleum
  • Centek
  • Enel
  • Georg Fisher
  • InBev
  • Industrias Bachoco
  • Jindal Poly
  • Lufthansa
  • Sanofl-Aventis
  • Schlumberger
  • Siemens
  • Sigma Alimentos
  • Sitel/Onex Corporation
  • Sodexo
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Umicore
  • Veolia Environmental
  • Zurich Insurance Croup
    (parent of Farmers)
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