Economic Development

Economic Development in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Broken Bow, Oklahoma is a business friendly city. We have the resources and the attitude to help your new business venture succeed! Whether you are opening a small business or relocating a major manufacturing facility we are ready to help.

Broken Bow is already home to several large industrial plants including the Huber oriented strand board plant, the world’s largest O.S.B. plant. We currently have over 80 acres available for industrial development and we will work with our local realtors to assist you in finding and obtaining the perfect site for your plans. For veterans, many of the skills you learned in the military can be especially helpful in running a business. Visit The Veteran’s Guide to Starting a Business for assistance.

We have an abundance of affordable water and electricity, excellent highways and railways, an airport with a long runway (3200 feet), and landfill facilities.

Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend Resort Park average over one million visitors each year. Broken Bow residents also enjoy an outstanding quality of life. Our Cedar Creek Golf Course received a four and a half (out of five) star rating by the Golf Digest Magazine and FLW Outdoors Magazine named our area one of the greatest bass fisheries in America. Broken Bow is the gateway city to Broken Bow Lake and the Beavers Bend Resort Park as well as the Mountain Fork and Glover Rivers. Our community has continued to invest in recreation by developing a 20 acre baseball complex with 7 fields for baseball/softball and practice fields for football and soccer.

Local Industry and Workforce Data

McCurtain County Employment by Industry (03/2021)
McCurtain County State of Oklahoma
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years & Over 12,437 1,761,328
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting & Mining 603 85,058
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation & Food Services 1,137 168,588
Construction 1,168 126,336
Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance 2,677 394,752
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental & Leasing 454 97,476
Information 152 29,882
Manufacturing 2,448 169,679
Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative & Waste Management 585 148,046
Public Administration 439 108,207
Retail Trade 1,390 203,801
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 651 91,688
Wholesale Trade 280 45,451
Other Services 453 92,364
Major McCurtain County Employers (03/2021)
Name Sector Type Employees
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (Multiple Communities) Various 650
Tyson Foods (Broken Bow) Processing 1,250
International Paper (Valliant) Manufacturing 700
JM Huber Engineered Woods (Broken Bow) Manufacturing 500
Weyerhaeuser (Idabel) Processing 360
Daryl Thomason Trucking (Broken Bow) Logistics 200
Dominance Industries/Pan Pacific (Broken Bow) Manufacturing 135
SETCO (Idabel) Manufacturing 100
Recommended resources for currently available data & statistics:
McCurtain County Oklahoma Economy Data
McCurtain County Oklahoma Demographics

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