Tulsa in Top 10 Economies

Tulsa, OK – OKC, Tulsa rank among top 10 economies

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A new study shows the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro area economies rank among the top 10 in the country.

Using data and analysis from the Brookings Institution's new MetroMonitor study, BusinessWeek.com selected the top 40 economies based on job growth, employment, economic growth and home prices.

Oklahoma City ranked No. 3 on the list, with Tulsa at No. 7.

The study noted the oil and gas industry have played a key role in helping both cities weather the recession.

The study ranked San Antonio the No. 1 city on the list, followed by the Austin-Round Rock Texas metro area at No. 2. The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Ark., metro was ranked No. 4, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area fifth, and Baton Rouge, La. No. 7.


Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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