May 17, 2016

Miami recently ranked among the Top 100 Micropolitans by Site Selection Magazine


OKLAHOMA CITY — Four cities in Oklahoma, including Bartlesville and Miami, were recently ranked among the Top 100 Micropolitans by Site Selection magazine.
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By Staff and Wire Reports | Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 9:22 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY — Four cities in Oklahoma, including Bartlesville and Miami, were recently ranked among the Top 100 Micropolitans by Site Selection magazine.

Durant was No. 13 on the list, Enid was No. 39 and Bartlesville and Miami tied for No. 73. The cities were credited with 13 economic development projects in 2015 that will result in more than an estimated 975 jobs for the state, according to a media release.

A micropolitan is defined by the Office of Management and Budget in the White House as one or more adjacent counties that have at least one urban core area of at least 10,000 population but less than 50,000. It also must have an adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties.

“Oklahoma continues to attract economic development projects in both urban and rural areas,” said Gov. Mary Fallin said in a statement. “The addition of hundreds of jobs to cities like Durant, Enid, Bartlesville and Miami are significant and highlight the fact that every part of the state has something to offer to prospective businesses.”