Never pictured yourself or your company relocating to Oklahoma? The business climate in Bixby, Oklahoma may surprise you. Prime location, vital multi-modal logistics, less taxation and better incentives all make Bixby the natural choice for business. The city is characterized by an open attitude toward quality development. Fueled by a population increase of 62% from 2000-2010, Bixby is a major nucleus of new development in the south Tulsa metro area. Immediately adjacent to south Tulsa, Bixby is an affluent area with exceptional new housing developments, new businesses, and new amenities coming online all the time.
The municipal government of Bixby is dedicated to providing quality shopping, dining, services and recreation choices for all of the south Tulsa area. From the Spirit Bank Event Center, anchor to the Regal Plaza development to nationally recognized names like Sprouts Farmers Market, and Raising Cane’s Chicken, many businesses have chosen Bixby with outstanding results.
Oklahoma offers numerous incentives and programs to encourage development, and has been consistently ranked as a business-friendly state by leading research firms. The City government is progressive and dedicated to providing a clear, easy to navigate pathway for development and expansion within Bixby.
A Natural Location
Bixby is centrally located less than 4 hours from the geographic center of the 48 states and less than 3 hours from the population center of the United States. A business located here can reach half of the US with same-day or overnight motor transport service, and the entire nation with next-day service. Most population growth in the US is occurring in the South and West, meaning locating in Oklahoma makes sense for the long-term.
- Bixby offers interstate and major highway access (I-44, US 169, US 75, HWYS 64 & 67)
- International air service via the Tulsa International Airport – only 30 minutes from downtown Bixby, and regional air service via R.L. Jones Airport, also 20 minutes.
- Water transport through the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, 30 minutes away. The Port serves as the head of navigation for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation system. The Port offers companies ocean access and year-round ice-free barge service. More than two million tons of cargo move through the Port each year by barge, rail and truck.
- Bixby is a high-speed fiber community. Bixby’s BTC Broadband, a regional broadband telecommunications company, offers carrier-class high speed internet and a full suite of data networking and business phone solutions to businesses across northeast Oklahoma.
Oklahoma ranked #1 for entrepreneurship according to the 2010 Kaufman Foundation report, and the Tulsa metro ranked #1 for best cost of living in Business Facilities’ 2010 report. Oklahoma overall ranked #3 for best corporate tax environment according to the 2010 Area Development report.
Bixby believes in judicious application of incentives to encourage growth the city. We don’t take a cookie-cutter approach to incentive packages or to development in general. However, we do have a comprehensive array of economic development tools ready to be applied to the right project.
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