Largest Industrial Park Gets Down to Business
is big. We're talking 9,000 acres big. But it's not just about
a huge piece of land. MidAmerica is big on savings, accessibility
and quality of life.
70 businesses and industries have located in the park - everything
from retail and food processing to light manufacturing and
precision machining. They include branches or subsidiaries
of Georgia-Pacific, E.I. Dupont, Tyco International, ConocoPhillips
are choosing MidAmerica because the financial benefits are
every bit as big as the location itself. They have discovered
utility costs here are 20-50 percent below any other location
in the United States. Combine that with the fact that the
water and wastewater treatment facilities are owned and operated
by the park, and a labor pool that is deep and relatively
inexpensive, and the savings are substantial.
program is impressive too. The Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program
(also known as the Cash-Back Guarantee Program) provides quarterly
cash payments up to five percent to companies that exceed
$1.5 million in gross taxable payroll. The Five-year Ad Valorem
Tax Credit allows eligible businesses to take a five-year
exemption under certain circumstances. There are also tax
credits for new jobs, sales tax exemptions and sales and use
benefits MidAmerica offers include two industry-training centers
(Northeast Technology Centers and OSU-Okmulgee, a branch of
Oklahoma State University), broadband fiber optic rings, high
speed DSL and internet wireless services, along with an on-site
regional business airport.
is located near Tulsa in Pryor Creek, Oklahoma, an area known
as "America's Crossroads." It's equidistant from
both coasts - an ideal location for national and international
businesses. MidAmerica businesses can reach most American
cities with same-day and next-day truck delivery, cutting
costs and travel time substantially. As a result, more than
70 trucking companies service the companies located at MidAmerica.
important transportation point is the park's accessibility
to four of the nation's largest general retailers. Wal-Mart,
J.C. Penney, Dillard's and May Department Stores all have
their headquarters within a 325-mile radius of MidAmerica.
is about more than logistics or size. It takes quality people
to make a company work. That's why the State of Oklahoma has
long invested in training its labor force to be effective
and innovative. The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology
Education offers customized training free of charge for companies
establishing or expanding operations in the state. Employees
don't even have to leave the park for training - Northeast
Technology Centers operates an industry-training center onsite.
pool is big too. More than 93,000 people live within a 20-mile
radius of the park, and it's estimated that the population
will grow to be nearly 104,000 by 2006. And many of those
people commute to jobs outside the county - more opportunity
for companies considering locating at MidAmerica.
than you'd expect
is about more than just being big. Companies locating here
can expect a large, trained workforce, tremendous incentives
and a first-class location. All of it adds up to big news
information on MidAmerica Industrial Park, contact Administrator
Sanders Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Marketing Director Don Berger
(email@example.com) at (918) 825-3500.
Web site: www.maip.com