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 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.
Oklahoma's Central Location
Inland River Port
- Market proximity with 26 major cities within an 800-mile length of haul.
- 25 non-stop flights from Will Rogers World Airport & Tulsa International Airports
- 3 Class I rail lines and 18 Class III lines
Integrated Transportation Systems
International airports in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, along with 135 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.
Central Access to World Markets
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.
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 135 public-use airports, 43 of them jet capable.
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.
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.
Oklahoma’s strategic location is able to supply 20 states by waterway. With four 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.
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