About Our Region

Eastern Oklahoma County Partnership

The suburban community of Choctaw is in the center of the ten-county Greater Oklahoma City metro region – one of America’s most livable and cost-effective business locations.

Strategically located in mid-America, the region has a population of over 1.4 million and offers a unique blend of urban and rural living – a great education system, world-class health care and wonderful recreational and cultural amenities.

The region’s traditional industry sectors of energy and agribusiness have been complimented by major growth in aerospace, research and development, life sciences and IT/business services.

You and your employees can live and work in Choctaw without fighting crowds, traffic or high costs of living. Our cost of living remains low – ACCRA’s ranking of 298 metro areas ranked Oklahoma City in the lowest 15% of all communities. The cost of living continued to rank among the lowest of any major metro in the country.

Regional Accollades

  • One of the Hottest Markets in the US.
  • #1 Most Cost Effective Large City – Foreign Direct Investment Magazine
  • #1 Most Affordable Large Metro – BusinessWeek
  • #1 Most Affordable Housing Market – BizJournal
  • #1 Home Value Gains – U.S. Government Fed Housing Finance Agency
  • #1 Lowest Cost of doing Business – KPMG Business Cost Survey
  • #1 Large Metro in the Nation to Launch a Business – Money & Fortune Magazine
  • Forbes names Oklahoma City as nation’s most affordable – 11/3/2010 – The Oklahoman
  • Boeing to hire hundreds in Oklahoma for engineering divisions – 11/2/2010 – The Oklahoman
  • Low cost of living, low unemployment gain OKC Most Affordable City title – 11/1/2010 OKCBiz.com
  • More Californians Reverse Course and Head to Oklahoma – USA Today
  • Oklahoma City #2 in The Business Journals’ “Small Business Vitality” Ranking April 11, 2011 – The Business Journals | Archived Article OKC Shows Strong Private-Sector Job Growth Over Past Year, Decade
  • U.S. News: OKC is 4th Best City to Get a Job February 1, 2011 – U.S. News & World Report | Archived Article U.S. News analyzed stats from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and job aggregator site Juju.com to find the best places for the unemployed to seek “greener pastures.” OKC’s economy and quality of life continue to outperform the competition, and these results are just another indicator of Oklahoma City’s ongoing success.
  • Citizens of Oklahoma City Named Southern Business & Development’s “Person of the Year
  • ABC News: Oklahoma City Ranked 2nd on “Best Cities to Buy a Home” List Oklahoma City Ranked Fifth on Forbes’ “America’s Best Job Markets” List

Cost of Living

Choctaw, as a part of the Greater Oklahoma City metro area, ranks among the lowest cost areas in the country. A recent American Chamber of Commerce ranks the region in the lowest 10% of over 300 metro areas in the country.

Our low cost of doing business is also well known. Moody’s www.economy.com ranks Oklahoma City 333rd lowest of 379 metro markets (for labor, taxes real estate and energy costs).

Cost of Living Index (U.S. Avg. = 100.0)

Oklahoma City

91.7

Plano, TX

97.3

Kansas City

97.7

Arlington, TX

99.3

Chicago

116.8

Los Angeles

136.2

The region provides an efficient, pro-business regulatory climate that is a model for other areas. The State of Oklahoma is also a Right-to-Work state, having passed the measure by a vote of the people in 2001