#17 Oklahoma


6.82 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

6.63 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

6.69 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin in May signed into law a bill extending tax incentives to employers and employees in the aerospace industry. More than 1,100 aerospace and defense-related companies are in Oklahoma, generating more than $27 billion in sales annually and employing more than 120,000 workers.

Key Industries

Knowledge-based Services; Manufacturing

Key Companies

Chesapeake Energy
Continental Resources
Devon Energy
Oneok
Sonic Corp.
Southwest Bancorp
Williams Partners

Key Contacts

Dept. of Commerce

Deby Snodgrass, Executive Director and Secretary Of Commerce and Tourism

405-815-5306
900 N. Stiles Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
deby.snodgrass@okcommerce.gov
http://okcommerce.gov/

CEO Comments

“Oklahoma is probably one of the most depressed regions of the country I have recently been to. While emphasis on higher education is paramount, I found businesses from an operational standpoint, in general, to be sluggish.”

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