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Area Businesses:

Several well-known businesses have facilities in the Owasso area including American Airlines, Verizon, Whirlpool, Nordam, Honeywell and Vanguard. The sufficient numbers of employees and easy-access roads in Owasso make the Daytime Demand generated by area employers attractive to a variety of businesses, including retailers and restaurants. Below is a list of the major employers in the immediate Owasso area.

In a recent survey conducted in northeastern
Oklahoma, business executives gave very high ratings to the quality of life in Owasso and believe this to be a key factor in recruiting and retaining workers. Owasso's percentage of college educated residents ranks above state and national population averages. The most highly rated “quality of life” items include affordable homes, health care services, public and private education, low crime rate, climate, and arts and cultural amenities.

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Major Employers in the Owasso Area

Business Name Type of Business No. of Employees
American Airlines Aircraft 6,000
Verizon Telecommunications 1,500
Whirlpool Appliance Manufacturer 1,600
Nordam Group Aircraft Components 700
Wal-Mart Supercenter General Mrdse/Grocery 550
National Steak & Poultry Food Processing 500
Owasso Public Schools Education 1100
Capital One Financial Services 600
Reasor's Retail Grocery 350
Bailey Medical Center Medical 228
Bama Foods Food Processing 225
City of Owasso Public Services 250
Honeywell Industrial Products 215
Target Retail General Mrdse 130
Precision Components Engine Cylinders 100
Hammco, Inc. Heat Exchangers 100
Kohl's Retail 92
First Bank of Owasso Financial Services 70

Highlight: More than 65% of Owasso residents work in the Managerial, Financial, Professional, Administration, or Sales fields, compared to 57% of the general Oklahoma population.

Retail Potential Report

Owasso is much bigger than it appears on the map... with a trade area comprising more than 4,000 square miles and over 400,000 potential consumers, the area is a natural choice for many retail operations. The smashing success of both national and regional retail businesses who’ve chosen to locate in the city is a well-documented story.




A small city of a MILLION people

Highways and convenient access roads funnel
traffic approaching Tulsa from the North through Owasso. Few other retail choices exist for consumers between Tulsa and Wichita, KS or Joplin, MO. Many consumers from across Northeastern Oklahoma and Southeastern Kansas consistently choose to shop in Owasso. ZIP code data collected from Owasso retail stores confirms that Tulsans also shop Owasso for convenience and selection. As Owasso grows, our reputation as a convenient and comprehensive destination for shoppers will continue to grow.

  • Approximately 700,000 people live within a 30-minute drive of downtown Owasso.
  • Over 1 million people live within 50 miles of downtown Owasso.
  • Living in Owasso means enjoying all the amenities and choices available in one of America’s most livable metropolitan areas without living in the city!
  • Tulsa is ranked No. 6 in the Forbes magazine "Best Places for Business" in 2007
  • Oklahoma ranks No. 7 in “The U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2008 Report,” which ranks the 50 states based on how friendly their governments are toward free enterprise.
  • Tulsa Metro Area ranked No. 1 in "Relocate America's Top 100 Best Places To Live" in 2009.


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