There’s a reason the Greater Oklahoma City region is such a great place for Logistics: location. Greater Oklahoma City is located in the geographic center of North America, the United States and the growing south-central region. Oklahoma City sits at the junction of three of the nation’s major interstates (I-35, I-40 and I-44) and is equidistant from the east and west coasts and major trade partners of Canada and Mexico. All major trade hubs and more than 411 million residents are within 1,800 miles of Oklahoma City. From Oklahoma City, companies have access to more than 4 million people within a 2.5-hour drive and the majority of the U.S. can be reached within a two-day trucking distance.
The proof of Oklahoma City's strength as a logistics hub is in the companies that are thriving and growing in OKC. Oklahoma City is the headquarters of Hobby Lobby, one of the largest retailers in the U.S. The arts and craft giant processes orders for all of its 900+ national stores from its 10-million-square-foot distribution center in Oklahoma City.
In 2018, Amazon announced its first fulfillment center in Oklahoma would be constructed in OKC. The facility would be more than 600,000 square feet and employ more than 1,500. Today, Amazon is already one of the largest employers in the region with a workforce of around 8,000. They have also expanded to have more than 3.5-million-square-feet of distribution space.
UPS also has a massive distribution center in Oklahoma City that employs 1,800.
Greater Oklahoma City is also home to Will Rogers World Airport - Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 106. Companies located here have access to two Class 1 railways, close proximity to two inland ports and the port of Houston is within 500 miles.
How can we help you?
The Greater Oklahoma City Partnership assists aviation and aerospace companies who are expanding their operations and considering the region for a new investment. Our business development and research teams can help you with data collection, site selection, incentive requirements and other areas of need for your evaluation process. For questions or assistance, please contact:
Foreign Trade Zone / Freeport Exemption
Businesses engaged in final assembly and/or international trade can benefit from special customs procedures when importing and then warehousing, manufacturing or assembling product. Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 106 is conveniently located adjacent to Will Rogers World Airport. Benefits can include duty reductions by manufacturing in the U.S., and selling domestically. In addition, Oklahoma's Freeport Inventory Tax Exemption program exempts goods, wares, and merchandise that come from outside the state from costly taxes other states might impose if those goods leave the state within nine months.
Greater Oklahoma City is truly America's Trucking Hub. At the crossroads of three major Interstate highways, Oklahoma City is positioned within a day's drive of the large and rapidly-growing south-central region (OK, TX, AR, LA). A dynamic market in terms of size and rates of population & income growth, the region will grow more than 44% during the next 25 years.