Air, rail, road or water – Oklahoma has it all.
When it comes to doing business, location is about more than where a building sits. It’s about being situated in a state where you’ll not only find business-friendly policies but where you can have prime access to suppliers and customers. Whether you’re looking to ship your products out or get your materials in, Oklahoma’s transportation system ensures delivery to and from every corner of the globe.
INTEGRATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
Commercial airports of Dallas-Fort Worth, Dallas-Love Field, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Fort Smith, and Texarkana are each located within 100 miles of the Choctaw Nation territorial borders. Along with the 14 general aviation airports across the Choctaw Nation, business leaders have multiple options to access domestic and international destinations around the world. Major highways connect southeast Oklahoma within a day’s drive to all U.S. markets. Oklahoma is home to multiple inland ports. Six rail operators provide Class I and II service throughout the region.
CENTRAL ACCESS TO WORLD MARKETS
Oklahoma’s central location makes it an easily accessible profit center with efficient connections to more than 88 million people within a 500-mile radius. Equidistant between New York, Los Angeles, Mexico and Canada, the state is ideally positioned to serve the United States, North America, and world markets through a comprehensive network of air, ground, water, and rail transportation systems.
An international airport in Dallas and domestic airports in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Fort Smith and Texarkana are served by major airlines and provide access to global destinations. Southeast Oklahoma is also home to 14 general aviation airports with several being jet capable.
Major Class 1 rail providers in the Choctaw Nation are Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern and Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Three shortline railroads interchange with each of the Class 1 providers allowing for coast to coast freight access.
Southeast Oklahoma is a freight hub with I-35, I-40, I-44, I-30, U.S. 69/75 and other major trade routes easily accessible, allowing business and industry to deliver products to customers across North America. I-49 in western Arkansas is under constructed and will connect New Orleans to Kansas City and will improve access along the eastern Choctaw Nation border.
Oklahoma’s opportune location is able to supply 20 states by waterway. With multiple inland ports, Oklahoma has ideal access to North America via the 445-mile multi-purpose McClellan–Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. This system connects the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, the nation’s furthest inland, all-weather, ice-free port, to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico and seaports worldwide. Two small commercial ports are located inside the Choctaw Nation: Port of Keota and Port of Carl Albert.