Business & Industry
Ardmore’s excellent location on Interstate 35 midway between Dallas and Oklahoma City creates tremendous opportunity for businesses who wish to locate here. The low cost of construction, utility rates, housing and taxes make this area of Southern Oklahoma a desirable location. An excellent geographic location, combined with abundant business incentives and a low cost of living make Ardmore the place to locate your company!
Ardmore is a progressive community where the rural work ethic combines with a quality of life that provides an excellent environment for economic development and growth. The special working relationship between the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, the Ardmore Development Authority and the Ardmore Tourism Authority allows business and industry to grow and prosper.
The Ardmore Development Authority, recognized nationally as a premier economic development organization, focuses its efforts on the attraction and retention of business and industry throughout our community and Southern Oklahoma. The ADA owns and operates four industrial parks with over 3,400 industrial acres and over 3 million square feet under lease. The strength of Ardmore is displayed in the diversity of its economic structure: energy, agriculture, aviation, industry and research. Noble Energy, Valero and Michelin North America all have large facilities in Ardmore.
The cost of living in Ardmore is below the national average. Compared to other cities in the region, we boast an affordable community with an exceptional quality of life.
Ardmore serves as the primary retail center for a seven county area of Southern Oklahoma. The trade area serves over 124,800 people. Over 350 general merchandise and specialty stores create retail sales of over $420 million dollars.
Throughout the years, the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, Ardmore Development Authority and the Ardmore Tourism Authority have been the catalyst for positive growth and change within the community. Efforts are underway daily to attract new industry and business to the area to sustain our economic vitality and to foster growth for generations to come.
Ardmore Top Employers
|Michelin North America - Ardmore Plant||1850|
|Mercy Hospital Ardmore||985|
|Dollar General Distribution Center||750|
|Ardmore City Schools||450|
|The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation||325|
|Valero – Ardmore Refinery||300|
|City of Ardmore||291|
|Best Buy Distribution Center||230|