These reports and profiles provide detailed workforce data for the state and local regions. These tools are valuable to companies seeking to locate or expand in Oklahoma, communities planning economic development activities, and local workforce partners.
Economic System (ecosystems) reports present in-depth information about geographic areas that have similar economic strengths. It is possible for a county to be included in more than one ecosystem. Ecosystem reports contain specific data, including: age/sex comparisons, significant minority populations (when necessary), education gap for jobs, educational centers in the ecosystem, commuting patterns, employment numbers, wage data, and significant industry data. This information is beneficial to finding strengths in Oklahoma’s economy.
Workforce Investment Area (WIA) profiles provide general information about Oklahoma's nine Workforce Investment Areas: Central, East Central, Eastern, Northeast, Northwestern, South Central, Southern, Southwest, and Tulsa. The profiles provide information such as: population of the region, demographics, educational attainment, unemployment rates, major industries, and top employers in the region. These profiles are beneficial to the Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) as well as economic development entities and other local groups.
Oklahoma’s military installations are vital to the nation - not only to train our warfighters, but also to manufacture and repair the material used to equip our men and women in uniform. Beyond providing for our national security, the military installations in Oklahoma (Altus AFB, Fort Sill, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Tinker AFB, and Vance AFB) have a tremendous economic impact in the state. They are economic engines that employ Oklahomans.