Owasso’s Major Employers Keep 12,000+ Workers on the Payroll.
Several well-known businesses have facilities in the Owasso, Oklahoma, area including American Airlines, Verizon, Whirlpool, Nordam, Honeywell and Macy's. The large numbers of employees and easy-access roads in Owasso make the daytime demand generated by area employers attractive to a variety of retailers and restaurants. More than 64.8% of Owasso residents work in the Managerial, Financial, Professional, Administration, or Sales fields, compared to 51.8% of the general Oklahoma population.
Among working Owasso residents, more than 50% now earn more than $2,622 per month. Nearly all net new job growth among Owasso residents since 2002 has taken place in this highest wage group. (Sources: U.S. Census 2020, ESRI 2023)
Major Employers in the Owasso Area
|Business Name||Type of Business||# of Employers|
|Source: City of Owasso 2022-2023 Budget|
|Macy’s Distribution Center||Retail Distribution||3,200|
|Whirlpool Corporation||Appliance Manufacturer||2,000|
|Nordam Group||Aircraft Components||1,350|
|Owasso Public Schools||Education||1,015|
|Wal-Mart Supercenter||General Merchandise / Grocery||550|
|Bama Food||Food Processing||397|
|NSP Quality Meats||Food Processing||340|
|City of Owasso||Public Services||280|
|Bailey Medical Center||Medical||218|
The retail sector in Owasso is particularly strong. Several cities in northeastern Oklahoma and southern Kansas have little or no retail in their local areas. Owasso’s location and access make it a magnet for regional and national retail operations that not only serve Owasso, but also the outlying areas, and even Tulsa. The revenue from sales tax allows the city to better support existing businesses and to encourage additional growth.