Business & Industry
Already the largest city in Southeast Oklahoma, McAlester is still expanding, particularly in the areas of Energy, Defense, Healthcare, Transportation, and Tourism. Because we are a rural community, we also foster the growth of Agriculture & Viticulture, our newest sector of industry.
McAlester's Pro-Business Environment
McAlester is nationally recognized for creating and maintaining a pro-business environment. Many of our global companies have enhanced their bottom line by locating here.
Geographically, our central location provides equidistant access to both the East and West Coasts. We also have the transportation infrastructure to access global markets in a short amount of time. This includes rail service from the Port of Muskogee, which is just 60 miles to the north via US Highway 69.
Lower Cost of Doing Business
Low-cost energy rates, non-union labor, low tax rates, inexpensive land prices, below average construction costs, and exceptional business incentives make McAlester one of the best business locations in the nation.
Lower Cost of Living
Additionally, McAlester was rated as the least expensive urban area to live, according to the ACCRA Cost of Living Index. In addition to a great economy, McAlester has low crime rates and low unemployment rates (below the national average), indicating it is both a safe and prosperous community.
Oklahoma has the fifth-lowest overall tax burden in the nation. Additionally, local taxes are very competitive with other Oklahoma communities and are some of the lowest in the nation.
The Right Site For Your Business
Despite our rapid expansion, there are plenty of suitable properties available. Learn more about why these industries choose McAlester by exploring the menu to the right.