2019 At a Glance Datasheet


BIOSCIENCE IN OKC The biosciences are big business in

• Wholesale and Retail Trade: Oklahoma City’s central location and

Oklahoma City as the industry employs at least 51,000 statewide. Read more about the industry at www.greateroklahomacity.com/ biotech.

accessibility have made it a vital crossroads for commerce. The convergence of I-35, a major north- south interstate, and I-40 and I-44, major east-west interstates, and numerous U.S. and State Highways position Oklahoma City as a major wholesale and retail trade center. For the year 2018, the Oklahoma City MSA had estimated total taxable retail sales of $23.8 billion. with 31 countries represented by foreign- based subsidiaries in the region. More than 40,000 are employed by these companies, which provide a broad range of products and services. AEROSPACE IN OKC The aerospace industry employs more than 36,600 workers in the Greater Oklahoma City region. Read our study on the industry at www.greateroklahomacity.com/industries/ aviation-and-aerospace. • International: The Greater OKC metro area boasts a substantial international presence,

• Health Care: As one of the nation’s major centers of healthcare delivery, the Oklahoma City region employs more than 82,000 health care sector

workers. Our 36 general medical and surgical hospitals and 9 specialized hospitals combine to offer outstanding healthcare. • Manufacturing: This broad category includes metals and machinery; building materials; food products; and medical devices and equipment. With more than 38,000 employed, the manufacturing sector represents approximately 6 percent of the Greater Oklahoma City’s total nonagricultural labor force. • Professional, Business & Financial Services: Similar to the healthcare sector, the Greater Oklahoma City region provides business and financial services to a market that extends beyond state boundaries. This sector makes up 18 percent of the metro’s total workforce with more than 125,000 employees.


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