Chickasaw Nation has partnered with Ardmore Development Authority, Knightsbridge Partners and Watco in a $124 million development that will transform Ardmore Industrial Airpark into an international, multimodal logistics hub. The new Global Transportation & Industrial Park (GTIP) will accommodate transload, storage, distribution and manufacturing solutions for a broad range of industrial and retail products.
The GTIP includes more than 200 acres of shovel-ready, build-to-suit land in the heart of Chickasaw Country, about 90 minutes from Oklahoma City and Dallas/Fort Worth. The site is strategically located between many of North America’s largest business centers: New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Toronto. U.S. Rep. Tom Cole has called the project “a game-changer, not only for Oklahoma but for the entire country.”
The site features direct rail access to a BNSF Railway main line, a fully functional airport with 9,000-ft. and 5,400-ft. runways, quick access to five major highways and uncongested air and ground traffic flow. As an approved U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone, GTIP can accommodate global commerce. Recent electrical, telecommunications, water, sewer, and natural gas improvements position the park for immediate development.
- Quick and easy access to I-35 and east-west arteries I-20, I-30, I-40 and I-44
- 1.5 hours south of Oklahoma City and 1.5 hours north of Dallas/Fort Worth
- 85% of the U.S. can be reached by truck within 48 hours
- Uncongested air and ground traffic flow
- 24/7 airspace access
- No curfews or operational restrictions
A Billion-Dollar Economic Impact
GTIP will account for thousands of jobs. Estimates that range from 8,402 to 18,653 will have labor income totaling as much as $1.2 billion. The overall development and operations are estimated to generate a total economic impact to Oklahoma of anywhere from $1.7 billion to $3.8 billion.
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