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ABOUT FTZ

FTZ#106 is conveniently located adjacent to the bustling Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. Because the airport is the primary commercial service facility for Oklahoma City and the surrounding region, FTZ#106 provides ample access to air cargo routes as well as major roadways such as I-40, I-44, and I-35. The population of Oklahoma City's Metropolitan Statistical Area is well over one million, and FTZ#106 serves a 22-county region.

FTZ FACTS

  • More than $640.9 billion was generated through FTZs in 2011, a 20% increase over 2010.
  • 2,800 firms are located in FTZs, employing approximately 340,000.
  • 70% of firms located in FTZs are small businesses.
  • Exports from Zones exceeded $54.3 billion in 2011, a 56% increase over 2010.

AMERICA'S
CENTER POINT
Location, location, location...

Oklahoma City is located in the geographic center of the United States. More than 71 million people live within a 500-mile radius of the city. In fact, the Oklahoma City Foreign-Trade Zone sits practically in the middle of the largest market in the world: the U.S.
Transportation, transportation, transportation...

Complementing Oklahoma City's prime location is its access to major transportation routes. Three interstate highways run through the city: I-35, I-40, and I-44. Additionally, same-day or overnight motor transportation access is available to over one-half of the U.S. population, and next-day service is available to the entire U.S.
New Alternative Site Framework Information

Oklahoma City's Foreign-Trade Zone program (FTZ #106) applied for, and has recently been granted, a new and extremely user-friendly designation for those companies that qualify to take advantage of foreign-trade zone benefits, and it is referred to as ASF (Alternative Site Framework). Foreign-Trade Zone status is a sophisticated business tool that enables companies to source their components internationally, manufacture/assemble and then distribute their products much more cost-effectively. The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone program was created by an act of Congress in 1934, and today is a multi-billion-dollar incentive providing privileged environments to over three thousand companies in the U.S. engaged with the global marketplace. The ASF designation provides Oklahoma City's FTZ #106 program with greater flexibility to meet specific requests for Zone status by utilizing a simplified application process which provides for quicker access to benefits - Approval for "designation" now only takes 30-45 days.
Newest ASF designated Sites:

Magnet Sites:

- Enid Woodring Regional Airport Enid, Oklahoma

- Shawnee Regional Airport, Shawnee, Oklahoma

Usage-Driven Sites:

- VF Jeanswear, Seminole, Oklahoma


   

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