The oil industry still dominates the local economy, but the state government and an increasing base of small manufacturers and service businesses is starting to balance things out. Crime rates are a negative, but overall this friendly city seems to be headed for better times.
The area is located along the frequently dry North Canadian River.
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Although some Gulf influence exists, the climate is mainly continental. Temperatures reach 100 degrees about 10 times a year.
For most of its life “OKC” has been considered a fairly dull city located in a dull part of the country, but that is changing.