OKC poised for population, economic growth in coming years

Posted on: 12:02 pm, September 9, 2013, by

Downtown

While the economy continues to grow across the county, financial experts say Oklahoma City may be in line for a population boom.

Forbes recently published an article defining where growth will be over the next decade.

While the great plains are already posting the second-fastest job growth rate in the United States, it also led the country in employment growth.

In that article, editors credit the region’s energy boom and agricultural sector for the boost.

Click here for more information on the article.

In the past 10 years, the plains enjoyed a 14 percent increase in the population, which is 40 percent above the national average.

It is also supposed to grow by another 6 percent by 2023.

However, that population boom doesn’t come without challenges.

Experts say maintaining adequate water supplies could be difficult.