Oklahoma City, Bismark, N.D., share good jobs news

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: November 2, 2012

Oklahoma City's good fortune in recent years is inextricably tied to the energy sector, not just in the number of new jobs but in the salaries they pay. Oklahoma City and Bismarck are linked by North Dakota's booming Bakken field in which Oklahoma-based firms are active.

Bismarck and North Dakota are to the current decade what Oklahoma City and the state were in the early part of the 20th century — enjoying the best of times.

Bismarck is an energy boomtown that, month after month, effectively has full employment. No big city in the country can make that boast, but Oklahoma City comes the closest.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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