2020 August POINT!


THE POINT! ISSUE #3546 - August 2020

TOM J. MCDANIEL American Fidelity Foundation Vice Chair, MAPS Development JENNY LOVE MEYER Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores Vice Chair, Marketing and Communications J. LARRY NICHOLS Devon Energy Corporation Vice Chair, Strategic Planning NATALIE SHIRLEY National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Vice Chair, Convention and Visitor Development KENT SHORTRIDGE ONE Gas, Inc. Vice Chair, Economic Development ROY H. WILLIAMS, CCE Greater Oklahoma City Chamber President & CEO

CARL E. EDWARDS Price Edwards & Company Vice Chair, Innovation and Bioscience DAVID HAGER Devon Energy Corporation Vice Chair, Forward Oklahoma City STEVE HAHN AT&T Oklahoma Vice Chair, Membership JUDY J. HATFIELD, CCIM Equity Commercial Realty, LLC Vice Chair, Military and Aerospace BRADLEY W. KRIEGER Arvest Bank Vice Chair, Government Relations BILL LANCE The Chickasaw Nation Vice Chair, Member Health Care Initiative

PERCY KIRK Cox Communications Chair SEAN TRAUSCHKE OGE Energy Corp. Chair Elect RHONDA HOOPER Jordan Advertising Immediate Past Chair JOHN HART Continental Resources Treasurer

Editorial staff: Nate Fisher, Cynthia Reid and Justin Tinder Designer: Josh Vaughn

ECONOMIC INDICATORS Oklahoma City ranked in the top 10 for best state capitals to live In

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DAVID E. RAINBOLT BancFirst Corporation Corporate Secretary CLAYTON I. BENNETT Dorchester Capital Vice Chair, Strategic Planning TERESA ROSE CROOK Communities Foundation of Oklahoma Vice Chair, Education

The Point (ISSN 1075-6264) is published monthly by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, 123 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.

Best State Capitals to Live In

Overall Rank


State Capital Index

Affordability Rank

Quality of Life Rank

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1 Austin, TX 2 Raleigh, NC 3 Madison, WI 4 Denver, CO 5 Lincoln, NE

67.61 63.72 62.14 60.25 59.97 59.24 59.12 58.89 58.73





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6 Columbus, OH 7 Atlanta, GA 8 Salt Lake City, UT 9 Concord, NH

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10 Oklahoma City, OK 58.65

Source: WalletHub 2020; U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

▪ WalletHub compared all 50 cities across four key categories: » Affordability » Economic Well-Being » Quality of Education & Health » Quality of Life

▪ The City of Oklahoma City is ranked as the 10th best state capital to live in. ▪ Within those four categories, WalletHub used a total of 49 metrics to help them determine their ranking.

For comprehensive Economic Indicators and Regional Data, please visit your Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Economic Development Division at greateroklahomacity.com/economicindicators or contact Eric Long, Research Economist – 405-297-8976; elong@okcchamber.com

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