Situated in the heart of the Anadarko Basin, in western Oklahoma, Elk City well deserves its nickname of “Natural Gas Capital of the World.” Many national and international drilling and gas service companies are represented in Elk City.
In today’s extremely competitive industrial environment, Elk City stands out as the ideal location for establishing and expanding a wide range of businesses. Strategically located at the intersection of Interstate 40 and State Highway 34, firms located in Elk City have access to either coast within a 24-hour period, as well as the more than 45,000 consumers traveling through Elk City each day along I-40.
Elk City is located on I-40 (Old U.S. Route 66) and is intersected by State Highway 6 and State Highway 34.
Founded in 1914, Greyhound Lines, Inc., is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 2,300 destinations with 13,000 daily departures across North America. It has become an American icon, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to nearly 25 million passengers each year. The Greyhound running dog is one of the most recognized brands in the world.
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.
Motor freight carriers include Roadway; Yellow Freight Systems, Inc.; Consolidated Freight Lines Express Carriers Federal Express; and United Parcel Service.
Elk City Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport serving private and corporate aircraft. This regional airport maintains a lighted runway of 5,600 feet. The airport supports NDB and GPS approaches.
Maintenance, fueling and charter service are available.
Elk City Municipal Airport 101 Norman Martin Blvd. Elk City, Oklahoma 73644 (580) 225-7700 - Fax: (580) 225-3234
The Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport/Wiley Post International Airport is located 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 airport operates three runways, two 9,800-foot parallel runways and one 7,800-foot crosswind runway, and can accommodate any size aircraft.
Amarillo International Airport is located 143 miles west of Elk City and is served by American Eagle, Continental Express and Southwest Airlines. Nonstop commercial service is available to Dallas Love Field, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Houston-Bush Intercontinental Airport, Albuquerque Sunport, Denver International Airport, and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. There are more than 300 takeoffs and landings per day, 115,000 per year. The main runway is 13,502 feet long and 300 feet wide, one of the largest civilian runways in the country. In 1999, there were more than 434,000 boardings of commercial flights. Amarillo International Airport is an International Port of Entry with a customs office on-site. There is excellent flying weather with an average of 336 VFR days a year.
The nearest means for water transportation is the Port of Catoosa. It is 236 miles from Elk City and has a channel depth of nine feet. It is connected via the Arkansas River to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.