Automotive

Auto companies are a driving force in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma is ideally situated to meet the needs of OEMs and auto parts manufacturers, both in terms of its central location, low costs (both operating costs and wages), right to work status and availability of workers with required technical skillsets.
Oklahoma's Automotive Accelerator Program offers qualified companies incentives, customized workforce programs, and expedited permitting.
Sarah Short

Meet our automotive expert.

Sarah Short
Automotive Specialist

Oklahoma’s Automotive Engineer Workforce Tax Credit

Allows automotive companies hiring engineers in a variety of fields to receive tax credits equal to 5% of the compensation paid to an engineer and 10% if the engineer graduated from an Oklahoma college or university, plus another credit of up to 50% of the tuition reimbursed to an employee. Additionally, the engineer hired receives a tax credit of $5,000 per year.

Connex Supply Chain Portal

Connex Oklahoma allows manufacturers to find suppliers, view their supply chain visually, avoid single-supplier risks, financial threats, companies on government blacklists, and other vulnerabilities.

Training and Job Placement Services and Transferable Skillsets

In addition to customized labor market analysis and talent acquisition services, Oklahoma offers auto companies low- to no-cost workforce training programs to help them quickly ramp up operations. Oklahoma’s two largest industry sectors, aerospace and energy, offer a baseline of skills and knowledge that are easily adapted and retrained to meet the specific needs of auto manufacturers.

Cut the Red Tape

Automotive companies locating to Oklahoma will have the benefit of expedited permitting through the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality for accelerated ramp-up of their new operation.

Why Oklahoma

#1 EV Friendly

Most electric vehicle friendly state in the U.S.

22% Lower Electrical Rates

Lower electricity rates than the national average.

24 Hour Drive

Twenty four hour drive time to all OEM facilities in the U.S. 

35% Wind + Solar

Oklahoma has a balanced energy mix of traditional and renewables

Right-to-Work State

And low unemployment insurance taxes

Oklahoma offers vast benefits to our company and our employees. The success of our business is dependent upon being able to offer the highest quality motor-homes to our customers – thanks to Oklahoma’s skilled and dedicated workforce, we are able to do just that.
Grant Kernan, EVP & General Manager, Newell Coach
A map of the continental United States showing locations of automotive facilities across the southeastern part of the county and drawing attention to Oklahoma's proximity to them along with access to river ports and interstates.

Southern U.S. Automotive Corridor

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OEM Manufacturing Facility

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Inland River Port

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Interstate Highway

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Navigable River

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