The City of Broken Arrow is built on innovation.  With a long history in manufacturing and a workforce that is both entrepreneurial and technically skilled, our growing community of nearly 300 manufacturing companies, and more than 6,000 employees, produce products from heat exchangers and flight simulators to medical-grade glass and food manufacturing. 

  • Collective wages in manufacturing: $375 million (85% above the U.S. average)
  • Average annual salary for manufacturing employee: $62,000

Aerospace and Aviation

Over 300 Oklahoma-based companies provide parts and services to one of Broken Arrow’s top employers—FlightSafety International—supporting our local economy with jobs and keeping revenue close to home.  The New York-based company designs and manufactures full-flight simulators for commercial, government, and military organizations. It employs 640 people at the Broken Arrow campus, including 240 electrical, mechanical, and software engineers. Read more about FlightSafety’s business and how local economic development programs have helped them grow.

Healthcare and Social Assistance

Broken Arrow is home to a wide range of healthcare facilities and social services agencies, from full-service hospitals, primary doctors, specialty medicine clinics, nursing homes, home health care services, and outpatient surgery centers.

There are several hospitals within minutes of Broken Arrow’s city limits and the primary hospital is Ascension St. John Broken Arrow. This facility was recently awarded a five-star rating—the highest achievement level possible—from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide by CMS, only 407 received a five-star rating. 

Oxford Healthcare and St John Broken Arrow Medical Center, together employ approximately 700 people. The healthcare sector is expected to see further growth.

Business and Professional Services

Owners of service companies find a welcoming and pro-business community in Broken Arrow, with a highly educated and skilled workforce, and a growing number of office space options.


Our growing retail sector not only creates new jobs in our community, it also provides a varied and modern shopping experience for our residents, ranging from downtown boutique shops to luxury shopping destinations. 

Local demographics and retail spending power

  • Stead single-family housing growth: 571 new homes starts in 2019
  • 2019 taxable goods sold: $1,534,422,977
  • Low cost of living = more disposable income