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Oklahoma is center stage.

Oklahoma’s transportation system ensures delivery to and from every corner of the globe. Oklahoma’s central location makes it an easily accessible profit center with efficient connections to more than 101 million people within 500 miles.

Globally connected and centrally located.

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


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

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 four 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.

“... I believe Oklahoma is in the next wave. The location of our new facility puts us dead center for logistics and movement across North America.”
Tony Aquila, CEO, Canoo

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.

By Air

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.

By Rail

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.

By Road

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.

By Water

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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