Ardmore has a Diverse & Stable Workforce
Ardmore is the home to one of the most cost-efficient Michelin tire manufacturing plants in the world. Ardmore’s location north of Dallas makes it a strategic geographic point for the distribution operations of Best Buy, Dollar Tree, and Dollar General, just to name a few.
Top Employers in Ardmore, OK Area
|Company||Industry / Description||Employee Count|
|Source: Ardmore Development Authority, July 2018|
|Michelin North America||Manufacturer / Tires||1,860|
|Mercy Hospital Ardmore||Healthcare / Hospital||871|
|Dollar General||Distribution / General Merchandise||730|
|Dollar Tree||Distribution / General Merchandise||450|
|Noble Research Institute||Plant Biology / Agricultural science||387|
|AAF Flanders||Air Filter Manufacturer & Distribution||350|
|EJ Ardmore Foundry||Manufacturer / Casting Products||350|
|Best Buy||Distribution / Electronics||325|
|Dot Foods||Food Redistribution||290|
|Valero Energy Corporation||Energy / Petroleum Products||290|
|City of Ardmore||Government / City||269|
|First National Bank & Trust Co.||Service / Banking||141|
|Cross Timbers Hospice||Healthcare Hospice||70|
|Atlas Roofing||Manufacturing / Roofing Products||65|
|OG&E||Energy / Utility||61|
|Bluebonnet Feeds||Manufacturer / Feed||30|
A Central & Efficient Location for Your Business
You won’t experience traffic congestion or delays in Ardmore. There is no such thing as "rush hour.” Most employees are less than 15 minutes from work. Those with longer commutes simply choose to live in other parts of Southern Oklahoma or North Texas and drive to work in Ardmore.
|Commute Time for Carter County Labor Force|
|Source: 2016 American Community Survey, Updated 2018|
|Less than 15 minutes||
|60 minutes or more||
A Thriving Business & Employment Economy
Ardmore, OK is a growing city and home to many major employers and manufacturers.
Carter County has averaged unemployment rates under 5% since 2009.
|Average Annual Unemployment Rate|
|Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics|
Based on the findings from the Comprehensive Regional Workforce Analysis released in June 2018.
- Underemployment represents approximately 12.3% of the regional labor force
- Underemployment is higher among workers with a bachelor's degree or above
- Underemployment is higher among workers age 35 and below as well as lower earning workers
- Underemployment is higher among white collar and service workers
- Underemployment is high among engineers and science related workers
2018 Labor Study
In November 2017 the Ardmore Development Authority partnered with Site Selection Group, a Dallas-based location advisory firm, to evaluate the community's strengths and weaknesses in regard to attracting new industry. Information for the study was gathered from various data sources, most importantly employer interviews and a workforce survey that was distributed and available for approximately six weeks.