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
American Airlines Aircraft 5,400
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
Reasor's Retail Grocery 345
NSP Quality Meats Food Processing 340
City of Owasso Public Services 280
Bailey Medical Center Medical 218
Honeywell Industrial Products 215

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.