Tulsa boasts a widely diversified business base, including aerospace, telecommunications, manufacturing, construction, high technology, healthcare, education, transportation and energy.

Tulsa, one of "America's Most Livable Communities," is known as the Mecca for arts in Oklahoma. Art deco masterpieces are prevalent in many of our downtown buildings and churches. Spectacular works of art dot the trails of our beautiful River Parks. From the Tulsa Ballet and Tulsa Opera, to Broadway plays and musicals at the Performing Arts Center, to the Philbrook and the largest collection of Western American art at the Gilcrease, Tulsa's rich cultural legacy greatly enhances our citizen's quality of life.

The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is acclaimed as one of the largest, most inland river-ports in the United States. The Tulsa International Airport offers direct service to most major U.S. cities and is another important contributor to our economic growth.

Ten higher education facilities serve the metropolitan Tulsa area. Options range from community college and vocational studies to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs at both public and private universities.

Demographics and Data Rankings

The Tulsa metropolitan surrounding area (MSA) is comprised of seven counties with an aggregate population estimated at 905,755 or 25.1 percent of the population in Oklahoma. The gross product of all goods and services produced in the seven-county MSA is $33.6 billion or 29 percent of the Oklahoma economy.

Tulsa Rankings:
    • No. 6 place to live in the U.S. (Relocate America, 2011)
    • No. 2 mid-sized city for jobs (, 2009)
    • 2nd shortest commute time in the nation
    • Cost of living is 12 percent below the national average
    • 5th lowest cost for doing business in the nation
    • Tulsa County's per capita income is 16 percent above the national average
    • Named one of the Top 10 southern cities by Southern Living

Tulsa is Home to:
    • The nation's largest Young Professional Organization
    • America's largest Community Foundation
    • One of the largest heritages of art deco art and architecture in the U.S.
    • Top travel spot and most affordable destination (2008)
    • One of the nation's best cities for minor league sports