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 58.2% 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 Employees
Sources: City of Owasso 2023-2024 Budget; National Center for Education Statistics
St. Francis Health System Medical 9,000
Hillcrest Healthcare System Medical 6,000
Tulsa Public Schools Education 6,000
Ascension St. John Medical 5,000
American Airlines Aircraft 5,000
QuikTrip Retail Distribution 3,500
City of Tulsa Public Service 3,500
Macy’s Fulfillment Center Retail Distribution 3,000
Amazon Fulfillment Center Retail Distribution 2,500
Whirlpool Corporation Appliance Manufacturer 2,000
Nordam Group Aircraft Components 1,350
Owasso Public Schools Education 1,135

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.