Economic Development

Warren Theatre Midwest City
Sooner Rose II and III Site Plan
The proposed Midwest City Warren Theatre and the draft site plan for 2nd and 3rd phases of the Sooner Rose Shopping Center are shown above.

    Midwest City is located on the eastern edge of the Oklahoma City metro and directly across the street from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma's largest single-site employer.  About one in five of our residents work in a technical trade or administrative position and an equal number are involved in construction or manufacturing. These factors have contributed to a business climate that has remained stable in most sectors despite the peaks and valleys sometimes seen in regional and national trends.

    Our close proximity to Tinker AFB creates a unique, recession resistant economy attracting shoppers from well beyond our boundaries. In fact, the latest U.S. Census QuickFacts statistics finds Midwest City with one of the Oklahoma City Metro's highest total of retail sales per capita:

Average Annual Retail Sales Per Capita

Midwest City's Interstate 40 frontage is home to Town Center Plaza, the largest shopping center in eastern Oklahoma County.  The Uptown Shopping Center on SE 15th Street and the Town & Country Shopping Center on N Air Depot Boulevard also benefit greatly from Tinker's payroll.

But Midwest City is not just about Tinker Air Force Base. Alliance Midwest Hospital and Century Martial Arts Supply are two of the city's largest employers.  We are home to exciting, up and coming small businesses like the Roughtail Brewery, Crossfit Complete Fitness, Mojo Sporting Goods Store and Wholly Guacamole! Mexican Restaurant.

Education and training is paramount in this community and the Mid-Del Public Schools have a long history of success in academics. Its 14,500 students can look forward to a bright future that may also be debt free! Rose State College and the Mid-Del Technology Center offer certificate and degree programs in a variety of career choices with complimentary tuition for most Mid-Del graduates.

Employment opportunities are abounding in and around Midwest City, which makes it the perfect place for a young family.  Tinker AFB is currently recruiting qualified workers for hundreds of technical and trade positions.  The City of Midwest City is busy putting the finishing touches on the first phase of a 160-acre industrial park that offers great opportunities for new industry. In addition, jobs postings can always be found in the restaurant, retail and healthcare industries.

Come witness the energy of our economy first-hand and let your spirit soar in Midwest City!

  1. About Us

    Information for starting or expanding your business in Midwest City is located here.

  2. Building Permit Assistance

    General guidelines for starting a building project.

  3. Business Development Checklists

    Simple checklists that may make launching a business much easier.

  4. Business Licensing

    An overview of some of the businesses licensing and taxation.

  5. Business Planning

    Resources for putting together your first business plan.

  6. Community Profile

    Basic information about our residents and workforce.

  7. Economic Development Boards & Committees

    Government bodies overseeing economic development.

  8. Financial Resources

    Ways and means to get the capital necessary to get going.

  9. Heritage Park Mall Study

  10. Hiring & Training

    Resources to help find and train the right employees.

  11. Incentives

    Information concerning local, state and federal incentives.

  12. More Information

    Links for economic development and business development research.

  13. Site Selection

    Help for finding just the right place to start or expand your business!