Transportation & Logistics

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The Center of Attention

Tulsa is transportation. In addition to the mobility of historic Route 66 and modern Interstate 44, we are Advanced Mobility, part of Oklahoma’s Automotive Corridor linking OEMs like Navistar in Tulsa with supply chain industrial parks along US-412, raw material delivery from the Tulsa Ports, R&D at OSU-Tulsa’s Helmerich Research Center and the University of Tulsa, and EV battery production. Tulsa provides the optimum environment for the growth of Advanced Mobility.

Tulsa also serves as an important hub connecting Chicago and Los Angeles, and as such, transportation and logistics are an essential part of Tulsa’s economy. It’s easy to get around within Tulsa, too — you can reach any destination within the city in 20 minutes or less.

With connections through two mainline railroads, three shortline railroads, Interstate 44, Tulsa International Airport, the nation’s furthest inland ice-free port, and Foreign Trade Zone, Tulsa’s central U.S. positioning gives transportation companies and logistics providers unprecedented access to the world. From YRC Freight to BNSF Logistics, transportation & logistics companies count on Tulsa for strategic access to infrastructure that boosts their bottom line.

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Infrastructure
Moving Business Forward

Tulsa’s roads lead to one place for logistics companies — success.

With any part of the city within a 20 minute commute, transportation and logistics companies are better equipped to provide efficient service to their customers. Additionally, over 11,830 trucks travel the state’s 12,000+ miles of highway every day, accessing nearby cities like Kansas City, Oklahoma City and the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area.

 

Industrial Parks
Robson Ranch Industrial Park
Space that is Ripe for Logistics

With strong access to air cargo and international water ports, Tulsa’s industrial parks have an efficient location to do business.

Tulsa’s industrial parks are home to a growing cluster of transportation and logistics providers. For example, Tulsa has the largest private industrial park in the state at Robson Ranch, with 2,000 acres available for development and more for future expansion. In addition, the North Mingo Development Area at Tulsa Airport features supply chain companies, like Immi Safeguard, and logistics companies, like Amazon, that form part of the area’s dense network of employers.

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The Stories That Inspire Us

June 17, 2022

New Initiative to Break Link Between Housing Instability and Incarceration

Tulsa has been selected as one of four communities/entities to participate in the launch of the Just Home Project, a national program launched by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Urban Institute…
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April 29, 2022

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…
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April 25, 2022

Be Well Community Corporation Receives $513,000 Grant to Launch Homebuyer Program for North Tulsans

Be Well Community Corporation has been awarded $513,000 from the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund to launch the North Tulsa Forward Program. The program will offer free, virtual financial literacy and home-buying educational courses, as…
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Michelle Barnett
Svp, Economic & Workforce Development michelle@partnertulsa.org (918) 606-4728