Purcell is ideal for distribution, light manufacturing, and commercial/retail development. It is at the crossroad of I-35, U.S.-77, OK-39 and OK-74. Traffic counts on I-35 in 2015 were 36,900, with three exits (86, 91 and 95) to Purcell. Within Purcell, U.S.-77 carries 15,400 units daily.
In 2018 a $40,000,000 four-lane bridge will be built between Purcell and Lexington (US-77 and OK-39) dramatically improving the limited crossings of the Canadian River to a booming transportation corridor surrounded by Purcell.
BNSF and AMTRAK are stationed in Purcell.
The town and its surrounding communities are both suburban and agricultural, with much employment in agriculture and other non-farm major employers in the area including Tinker Air Force Base - the nation’s largest jet engine maintenance facility. There are also strong ties to nearby Norman and The University of Oklahoma - home to 20,000 students and an extensive research park.
Key location advantages include:
- An available, productive labor force (60,000 in 30 mile radius)
- Extensive technical workforce and research programs at nearby University of Oklahoma
- Low cost of doing business
- Plenty of available sites
- Premier industrial and technology training programs at nearby Lexington and Mid-America Career Techs.
- Pro-business local leadership - to assist your project.
- Strategic location for transportation/distribution - hub of I-35, I-40 and I/44
Gateway Business Park
The newly announced 830-acre Gateway Business Park development also offers several choice sites for commercial, manufacturing and warehouse/distribution along Interstate 35. BNSF rail runs along the site.