Midwest City is a growing, progressive community located just a few miles from downtown Oklahoma City. It is bounded on the south by Interstate 40 and on the north by U.S. Highway 62. We are just minutes east of "America's Crossroads" where I-35, I-40 and I-44 intersect. With over 57,000 citizens, Midwest City is the 8th most populated city in the state.
Tinker Air Force Base is our nearest neighbor to the south. It employs over 26,000 Oklahomans with average incomes exceeding $55,000 per year. The base's annual statewide economic impact is estimated at over $4.4 billion dollars, which creates local retail and hospitality markets like no other in the OKC Metro.
Our unemployment rate is well below the national average and our citizens enjoy one of the smallest tax burdens in the country. There is a good selection of housing stock with pricing to match every income. Traffic moves safely and efficiently in Midwest City, and there is far less congestion compared to many other Metro communities. These factors, in additional to great cultural and entertainment opportunities, have created a quality of life seldom seen in other cities of similar size.
Patriotism is in the air in Midwest City as we are the premier service community to Tinker AFB. As such, we have quietly attracted the "Who's Who" of the aerospace industry, which has made us home to one of the greatest concentrations of technology companies in the state of Oklahoma.
Midwest City is pro-business, offering a highly technical and productive workforce, choice "shovel ready" development sites, several industrial and technology parks along with a valuable program of economic development incentives. We have multi-rail capacity and access to the nation's premier industrial training program along with one of the most abundant water supplies in central Oklahoma.
Rose State College offers over 60 comprehensive and affordable degree and certification programs found in Oklahoma. Students of RSC are often able to transition straight into the professional workplace upon graduation. RSC often partners with the City of Midwest City on economic development projects of mutual interest.Another great partner, the Mid-Del Career Technology Center, provides full-time and short-term educational programs and services to secondary and adult students as well as free customized training for business and industry. The MDCTC is a part of the Oklahoma Career Tech system, a national leader in technical training excellence.
Finally, it is also important to note Midwest City's Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating is the best amongst all Oklahoma communities. In fact, we are one of less than 60 cities nationwide with this distinction. This could translate to significantly reduced insurance costs for some businesses.
Quality of Life:
Midwest City has major retail developments, beautiful neighborhoods, and an exquisite performing arts theater. It is minutes away from everything central Oklahoma has to offer, including: Downtown Oklahoma City, Bricktown Canal River walk, Bricktown Ballpark, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City National Memorial; Zoo, Oklahoma History Museum, Science Museum Oklahoma, Remington Park, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, State Capitol, State Fair Park, Stockyards City, NBA Basketball and Frontier City amusement park..
Midwest City's hometown amenities also include an Oklahoma Welcome Center, Senior Center, water park, championship golf course, a foot golf course and miles of recreational trails. Throughout the year, Midwest City is host to many unique special events such as: Made in Oklahoma Festival (May) Star Spangle Salute (July), Mid-America Street Fest (October), and Holiday Lights Spectacular (November and December).
The Midwest City-Del City School District is focused on academic excellence and provides a comprehensive educational program for over 14,500 students. Rose State is one of the nation's premier two-year universities With an enrollment of over 6,000 students on its 116 acre campus. the college provides customized training and certification modules for area businesses. The Rose State Fab Lab is a unique facility open to the public where inventors may create prototypes of their designs using 3-D printers.
Also, within a 25-mile radius are numerous 4 year colleges and universities including: University of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma Baptist University, St. Gregory's University, Southern Nazarene University, Mid-American Christian College, Southwestern Christian College and Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma City Campus) in addition to numerous private trade schools.
Below: Construction continues on a variety of projects citywide. A new shopping center is nearing completion at 2601 S Douglas BLVD and another is underway at 1011 S Air Depot BLVD. There are also two new restaurants set to debut: Zaxby's Chicken will open sometime in early 2017 on S Douglas BLVD, and Taco Casa is completely renovating a vacant restaurant at 404 S Air Depot BLVD. Also under construction is the city's third OnCue Express location, which is being built at the corner of N Douglas BLVD and NE 23rd ST (U.S. Highway 62).