Economic Development

We are located on the eastern edge of the Oklahoma City Metro area, one of America's strongest and fastest growing economies. About one in five Midwest City residents is employed in a technical trades or administrative position and an equal percentage work in construction or manufacturing. Unemployment rates are very low, which is partly attributed to our excellent education system.  These factors have contributed to a business climate that has remained stable in all sectors despite regional and national trends.

Close proximity to Tinker AFB has created a unique, recession resistant economy that attracts shoppers from a broad cross-section of demographic categories. 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!

Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs
ABOVE:  Mutt's Amazing Hot Dogs & Hamburgers prepares to open its latest (and perhaps greatest) addition at 7199 SE 29th Street, Suite #209, in the fabulous Towne Center Plaza.  Insiders say there is a good chance this trendy eatery will open its doors sometime on Monday, October 24th!

BELOW: Followers of Chong Wah Asian Bistro & Sushi may have had tears in their eyes when the original location was shuttered to make way for a new OnCue Express at 2401 N Douglas Boulevard.  Cry no more!  The owners chose to remain in Midwest City and have now opened up at 9301 NE 10th Street. 
Chong Wah (10-2016)

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  1. About Us

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  2. Building Permit Assistance

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  3. Business Development Checklists

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  4. Business Licensing

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  6. Community Profile

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  7. Economic Development Boards & Committees

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  8. Financial Resources

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  10. Incentives

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