Ponca City: Live, Work, Grow!
For those seeking balance in their professional and personal lives, Ponca City offers the security and advantages of a small town with the convenience and services of a much larger area.
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Ponca City: Live, Work, Grow!
For those seeking balance in their professional and personal lives, Ponca City offers the security and advantages of a small town with the convenience and services of a much larger area. The city’s economic opportunities, micropolitan amenities and strategic location have helped make Ponca City one of the top 100 American communities according to Relocate America.
The community is located in the center of the Oklahoma Gateway economic region of north central Oklahoma, providing easy access to the three major metropolitan areas of Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Wichita. Ponca City offers a premier location for energy, manufacturing, research and corporate facilities. Our local business community has long recognized the ease of conducting commerce in Ponca City based upon our user-friendly government, excellent location, and transportation amenities.
With its unique flavor of classic Americana, Ponca City has become a magnet for successful small- and medium-size companies. Many of these firms are family-owned, including America’s 2004 SBA Family-Owned Business of the Year, while others offer a talented and motivated workforce the opportunity to excel. The strong partnership between businesses and the community creates an exceptional environment for a desirable professional and personal lifestyle.
In 2008, Business Retention and Expansion International presented the Ponca City Development Authority with their Outstanding Business Retention and Expansion Program for a community under 50,000. This award recognizes Ponca City’s diverse and innovative manufacturing base and the support systems in place to continue to grow these companies. Locally made products include a wide range of home construction products; aerospace components; energy-related products; specialty food products and food processing; heating and air conditioning units, parts and supplies and so much more. Ponca City industries employ state-of-the-art technologies used in steel and metal fabrication, telecommunications, and energy production.
The innovative economy has also found a safe, secure home in Ponca City. In 2007, the International Economic Development Council presented Ponca City Development Authority with the Partnership of the Year award for playing a crucial role, and partnering with Oklahoma State University and ConocoPhillips in the development of the University Multispectral Laboratory (UML), the world’s first facility dedicated to the multispectral testing of sensors. ConocoPhillips continues to operate a world-class energy research facility in the community, pioneering next-generation energy for the global economy. In addition to the UML, three new high-technology companies selected Ponca City as the site for new facilities due to our broadband infrastructure, abundance of knowledgeable workers, and lifestyle considerations.
One of the finest industry training programs in the world is also based in Ponca City. Pioneer Technology Center provides businesses with flexible, relevant programs that meet the needs of today’s economy. This unique, mobile program has drawn national attention while providing businesses and students a fast track to success.
The community is also an easy 40-minute commute to Oklahoma State University, one of the nation’s premier emerging research universities. This exciting Big Twelve campus provides a focal point for the region’s economy, not to mention world-class educational, athletic and cultural events.
Ponca City offers an abundance of water sports and recreational activities on area lakes. With miles of shoreline to explore, you can enjoy a day, weekend or a lifetime of fishing, boating, or a host of other family recreations. Activities include hunting deer, turkey and other game. In addition, golf is available on two challenging 18-hole courses. Ponca City’s weather allows you to pursue outdoor activities year-round.
The economic strength of a community can be viewed in many ways, but true signs of prosperity include a first-class medical community. With a local medical facility that leads the region in health care, Ponca City offers residents and visitors local access to a Level 2 trauma emergency room, modern surgical suites with 100 percent HEPA air purification, a state-of-the-art diagnostic lab and imaging equipment, and the finest physicians and medical professionals found anywhere in the world.
Come for a weekend, stay for a lifetime. Ponca City truly holds opportunities to live your life, work in many diverse manufacturing and technologies fields and to grow your business, your family or the next phase of your life.
For more economic and business information on this dynamic community, visit www.goponca.com; or contact the Ponca City Development Authority, (580) 765-7070, 102 South 5th Street, Suite 3, Ponca City 74601.