October 10, 2012

Oklahoma City Reaps Harvest of Good News

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For the third month in a row, Oklahoma City is at the top of the "On Numbers Economic Index," put out by The Business Journals. The index measures the relative economic vitality of more than 100 metropolitan areas that have more than 500,000 residents. This month, Oklahoma City came in ahead of Austin (No. 2), Tulsa (No. 3) and Houston (No. 4).

According to the article, Oklahoma City is the only city that was able to attain four keys to success:
  • Keep the unemployment rate below 5 percent.
  • Ignore the recession and continue adding jobs.
  • Boost workers' pay by more than 10 percent over a span of five years.
  • Increase the value of local housing.
For the complete list of U.S. metro rankings, including detailed information about Oklahoma City, click here.

This ranking comes on the heels of various other accolades, including:
Click here to see a complete list of Oklahoma City's recent accolades.

Source: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce