Owasso Has the People You Want.
In Owasso, Oklahoma, you'll find just the young, highly educated, productive, and active workforce to drive your company's growth. A robust educational system – from preschool to post-doctorate – prepares the workforce with the specific skills for today’s workplace.
Business executives give high marks to the quality of life in Owasso. This quality of life is a key factor in recruiting and retaining workers. These executives rate most highly Owasso’s affordable homes, healthcare, public and private education, low crime rate, climate, and arts and cultural amenities.
- 700,000 people live within a 30-minute drive of downtown Owasso
- Metro Tulsa labor force = 485,000+ workers
- Owasso resident employment = 19,000+
- Owasso resident unemployment rate = 3.1 %
- Approximately 85% of Owasso’s workforce commutes outside of the city daily to work elsewhere in the metro Tulsa region
- Owasso’s population age 18+ – 33% have bachelor’s degree or higher
- Owasso’s population age 18+ – 93% have a high school diploma
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Workforce Owasso is a network of employers, resources and service providers for recruiting and retaining a workforce of excellence in Owasso, Oklahoma. We believe it is important for local employers to have a setting for providing resounding input on the critical factor of attracting and retaining skilled and unskilled candidates to work at their Owasso operations. Workforce Owasso is a proactive effort for listening to employer needs and shows that Owasso is interested in acting on solutions that support employer needs.
Nationally, talent is the leading driver for business growth and competitiveness through innovation. Communities that are focused on helping local employers access talent, as well as partnering on the upgrading of skills, are growing through talent capacity. These communities are also gaining attention outside of the marketplace as potential areas for new locations because they are addressing employer talent needs.
Workforce Owasso meets the first Tuesday of each month at the City of Owasso Old Central Building, 109 N. Birch at 12 p.m. If you are interested in attending the meetings and getting involved with this group, please contact the Owasso Economic Development Team at 918-376-1518.
Owasso's percentage of college educated residents
ranks above state and national population averages.
Owasso’s proximity to major employers in Cherokee Industrial Park, the Port of Catoosa, and Tulsa International Airport, among others, have made this community "home" to many who work throughout metro Tulsa. Owasso’s affluence, educational opportunities, shopping, character, and quality of life are icing on the cake.