Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oklahoma Attractive to Young Workers

Take that, Dallas:
For workers ages 18 to 34, Oklahoma City and Tulsa are among the 10 best markets in the country, according to a survey released Monday by, a national business news site that provides analysis to small- and mid-sized businesses.

Based on 10 factors — including job growth, cost of living and the number of college-educated and employed adults — Oklahoma City ranks No. 6 and Tulsa, No. 8, among 67 metros with populations over 750,000.

The Southwest swept the survey with six of the top 14 places. Austin is No. 1, Houston, No. 5; Dallas-Fort Worth, No. 7; and San Antonio, No. 14. Behind Austin at the top of the list are Washington, D.C., Raleigh and Boston. Detroit sits at the bottom with Cleveland, Dayton, Tampa-St. Petersburg and Riverside-San Bernadino.

You'll need a good CPA when you get here. I happen to know one.


  1. I can walk to the grocery store, hospital, movies, 2 major museums, concerts (classical and rock), an airport, and a beach.

    What is wrong with you other young people?

  2. Sounds like you live in a busy place!

    We've got the same things, except for the beach. Take that off your list and suddenly Oklahoma City's quite competitive. That, and mountains. Though we do have relative easy access to both: only 600 miles in either direction!