*No. 1 "Cost of Living" Value (Business Facilities 2011)
*No. 4 metro with the greatest real estate value gain over the last five years (Zillow, 2011)
*No. 1 place to live in the U.S. (Relocate America 2009)
*No. 1 state for entrepreneurship (Kauffman Foundation 2010)
*No. 1 metro for cost of living (Business Facilities 2010)
*No. 2 mid-sized city for jobs and No. 10 among all cities (Forbes 2009)
*No. 3 state for corporate tax environment (Area Development 2010)
*No. 4 state for employment (Business Facilities 2010)
*No. 4 state for workforce development (Area Development2010)
*No. 7 strongest U.S. metro economy (Business Week 2009)
*No. 8 U.S. city for young adults (Portfolio.com 2010
*No. 12 fastest-recoviering American city (Forbes 2009)
* The cost of doing business is 7.1 percent below the national average.
* Tulsa's cost of living is 11.5 percent below the national average.
* Tulsa county per capita income is 20.7 percent above the national average.