The Tulsa Region has a long history of business success, starting with the oil boom in the early 1900s that brought many oil barons to the city. Oil was discovered just south of Tulsa in 1905—yielding the sweetest crude the world had ever seen. At one time, this city was the largest oil-producing center on earth, with more than 400 oil companies located here. Tulsa soon became known as the “Oil Capital of the World.”
Since that time, many other industries have found success here: manufacturing, aerospace and transportation, to name a few. Because of area’s low cost of doing business and skilled workforce, it is an ideal location for business growth. And as a result, today Tulsa is a vibrant city with many diverse, profitable industries and an ever-expanding array of living and entertainment opportunities.