Ideally situated in the heart of the western Oklahoma’s Anadarko Basin, Elk City has most certainly earned its nickname of “Natural Gas Capital of the World.” Many national and international drilling and gas service companies are represented in Elk City.
In an extremely competitive industrial environment, Elk City is perfectly poised for establishing and expanding a wide range of businesses. Thanks to its location at the intersection of Interstate 40 and State Highway 34, firms in Elk City have access to either coast within a 24-hour period, as well as the more than 30,000 consumers traveling through Elk City each day along I-40.
Elk City is on I-40 and Route 66, which runs through the community and is intersected by State Highway 6 and State Highway 34.
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Elk City is linked to 170,000 miles of national railway networks by subsidiaries of Farmrail System, Inc., which provide as-needed switching service in support of local industry. The principal commodities handled by Farmrail are wheat, crushed and processed gypsum, feed ingredients and oil field drilling supplies, fertilizers and farm machinery.
Elk City Municipal Airport
101 Norman Martin Blvd. • Elk City, Oklahoma 73644
(580) 225-7700 • Fax: (580) 225-3234
The airport operates three runways, two 9,800-foot parallel runways and one 7,800-foot crosswind runway and can accommodate any size aircraft. The Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport/Wiley Post International Airport is 112 miles east of Elk City and sits on just more than 8,000 acres of land and serves seven major airlines, two regional airlines and a growing number of charter services. This figure alone makes Will Rogers World Airport one of the 10 largest airports in the country in land area.
The closest place for water transportation is the Port of Catoosa. It is 236 miles from Elk City and has a channel depth of nine feet with a total lift of 420 feet throuth eighteen locks and dams, thirteen in Arkansas and five in Oklahoma. Each lock chamber is 110 feet wide and 660 feet long.