The State Chamber Research Foundation’s “Oklahoma Scorecard” shows that the Sooner State is succeeding in infrastructure development and improving in tax competitiveness but ranks low among states in some important competitive areas.
The Scorecard, previously entitled “The Oklahoma Economic Competitiveness Index,” ranks all 50 states in important categories that drive economic competitiveness, including taxes, workforce, infrastructure, legal climate, government burden and health care systems.
Oklahoma ranks 13th in the nation in infrastructure, leaping 11 spots from its 2021 ranking.
“A notable part of this year’s report is Oklahoma’s continued strength in infrastructure; that really is a result of dedicated effort by state leaders in recent years to focus on that area and improve Oklahoma’s infrastructure when it comes to roads and bridges,” said Ben Lepak, Executive Director of the Research Foundation.
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