Tahlequah Regional Development Authority

Why Tahlequah

Just 69 miles from Tulsa, Tahlequah is a city of 16,478 people. Located right here in the heart of the United States, Tahlequah offers a new or relocating business everything it needs to succeed and thrive.

Almost 32% of our workers have a college with a large percentage that have advanced degrees. 85.2% have a GED or HS Diploma.

Tahlequah has great weather. Very little snow, enough rain to keep things green and lots of sun to power the people and the industries.


Tahlequah has two hospitals, several healthcare facilities and lots of doctors who can help you with anything you need.

There have been lots of great business that have opened shop here in Tahlequah in the last ten years. Many retail chains and dozens of locally owned businesses have created a vibrant and growing retail segment.

Tahlequah is located at the junction of 2 major highways with 2 more interstates nearby. Tahlequah Regional Airport is adjacent to our Industrial Park.

Tahlequah offers state based incentives for businesses that choose to relocate, expand or open in Tahlequah.

Real Estate

Real estate prices in Tahlequah are reasonably and easy to finance.

Let the Tahlequah Regional Development Authority help you bring your business to our growing city. Get the best of both worlds - small town feel, big city amenities.

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Around Tahlequah

Tahlequah is an extremely accessible city. With access to several major highways and interstates, getting around is a breeze. Most major hubs around Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas are only hours away. 

The City of Tahlequah has access to a municipal airport for your shipping and receiving needs. The Port of Muskogee is also available for commercial use.

Tahlequah has big city access with that small town feel. Our city is ready to help your business grow.

Working in Tahlequah

Some of the top industries in Tahlequah include:

  • Healthcare and Social Services
  • Educational Services
  • Retail Trade
  • Real Estate and Rental Properties
  • Utilities
  • Oil, Mining and Gas Extraction

Our central location is a perfect building site for your business. Our business-friendly, quality labor force is ready to work directly with you. 


Compared to national housing statistics, Tahlequah has a median home price which is 35% lower than the national average. Rent in Tahlequah is 36% lower than the national average. (Source Areavibes.com)

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Tahlequah is less than the national average by about 17.7%. Areavibes.com gives Tahlequah an A for cost of living rating.