Industries in Tulsa with Unshakable Presence
Tulsa is an affordable and business-friendly city, ready to support innovative companies and ideas. From aerospace to finance, some of the nation’s largest industries thrive in Tulsa — offering a higher earning potential than state averages.
Tulsa’s motto is “A New Kind of Energy” and the clean energy sector serves as one of the city’s economic foundations, supported by companies like Williams Companies and Francis Energy. Beyond energy, Tulsa’s robust aerospace sector is represented by companies like American Airlines, Nordam, and L3 Harris. The aerospace sector employs 46,233 people across 250+ plus businesses in Tulsa. While facing downturns elsewhere, advanced manufacturing has grown in strength, supported by an innovative Career Tech System and local educational institutions.
These markets provide a trained workforce that is ready to adapt and grow into Tulsa’s emerging advanced mobility sector, anchored by OEMs like Navistar and Canoo, as well as aerial mobility developed at the Skyway 36 Droneport These are supported by growing technology firms specializing in the unique cybersecurity, data, and analytics needs of major markets led by the University of Tulsa and Holberton School.
Aerospace & Defense
Transportation & Logistics
Oasis Fresh Market: Paving the Way Towards a Better Tulsa
North Tulsa’s food desert prompted the City to partner with the local community, non-profit organizations, and the local Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI). The neighborhood now has its own 16,425 sq. ft state-of-the-art grocery store on Peoria Avenue called Oasis Fresh Market.