Named as one of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live by 24/7 Wall Street, Edmond continues to grow in population, advance in education and enhance the quality of life of its citizens. Residents enjoy a cost of living well below the national average in a city rich with culture, entertainment and art. Edmond strives to attract progressive companies with an educated workforce, honored public school system and low crime rate.
Located 13 miles north of Oklahoma City, Edmond is 90 square miles and has a population of approximately 94,428.
Business Location Advantages
Named among the Best Small Cities to Start a Business by WalletHub, Edmond offers customized assistance to help businesses stay competitive.
Edmond’s labor force offers businesses a refreshing source of skill and knowledge. More than 50% of residents have at least a bachelor’s degree. Edmond is home to two awardâ€�winning universities, University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma Christian University. Also located in Edmond is Francis Tuttle Technology Center’s Business Innovation Center, which houses Launch Pad FT, a business incubator.
In addition, Edmond’s publiclyâ€�owned power company, Edmond Electric, returns profits annually and provides outstanding reliability at one of the lowest rates in the metro.
Quality of Life
Edmond’s crimes per thousand rate of 14.94 is the lowest among the 10 largest cities in Oklahoma. The city also enjoys a cost of living more than 10% lower than the national average.
More than $375 million has been invested in Edmond’s health care industry since 2010. Major health care providers in the city include INTEGRIS Health Edmond, Mercy Edmond Iâ€�35, OU Medical Center and Summit Medical Center.
Other amenities in the community include multiple golf courses, an extensive trail system and more than 30 parks and entertainment venues.
Edmond Economic Development Authority