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, June 2023|
|Michelin North America||Manufacturer / Tires||1,425|
|Dollar General Distribution||Distribution/General Merchandise||1,076|
|Mercy Hospital Ardmore||Healthcare / Hospital||895|
|Dollar Tree||Distribution / General Merchandise||430|
|EJ Ardmore Foundry||Manufacturer/ Casting Products||350|
|Dot Foods||Food Redistribution||336|
|Best Buy Warehouse||Distribution. Electronics||325|
|Valero Ardmore Refinery||Energy/ Petroleum Products||280|
|AAF Flanders||Air Filter Manufacturer & Distribution||200|
|Noble Research Institute||Plant Biology/ Agricultural Science||199|
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 2011.
|Average Annual Unemployment Rate|
|Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Updated August 2020|
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.