Norman – Central Oklahoma Business Booms in Norman

June 6, 2018

Homeowners in Ideal’s Greenleaf Trails, Trail Woods, Little River Trails and Red Canyon Ranch neighborhoods are conveniently located to business and employment opportunities in Norman and Oklahoma City. Norman’s expanding economic base comprises educational institutions, state and federal facilities, major manufacturers, and growing businesses that keep the community thriving. Norman’s Top Five Employers
  1. Like most university towns, The University of Oklahoma, with almost 12,000 employees, is Norman’s largest employer.
Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university. With more than 21,000 undergraduates, OU Norman gives students a major university experience in a private college atmosphere. In addition to its three Oklahoma campuses, OU also offers study abroad opportunities at several locations and OU campuses overseas. For information about jobs at OU, visit
  1. Norman Regional Health System -- NRHS provides health and wellness services from three community health centers. Employing more than 3,000 people NRHS has over 350 physicians credentialed on the Medical Staff.
Norman Regional Hospital -- acute-care facility on Porter Avenue just south of Robinson offers a full range of services. Norman Regional was the first in the Oklahoma City – metro area to receive the Chest Pain Accreditation with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). HealthPlex, at Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road, with 168 beds, features Cardiovascular Services, Spine and Orthopedic Surgery, and Women’s and Children’s Services. Norman Regional Moore, at 700 S. Telephone Rd., is a state-of-the-art $32 million healthcare facility, including a 24/7 emergency center, diagnostic imaging, lab, and physical therapy.
  1. With 1,851 employees, another educational institution, Norman Public Schools, cracks the top five employers list.
Oklahoma’s eighth largest school district provides an exemplary education for students through consistent curriculum, innovative partnerships and rigorous professional development for educators. The district has repeatedly been recognized for academic excellence in Newsweek, the Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report and more. The district is known for academic excellence, robust fine arts programs, first-rate athletic teams and providing opportunities for all students to reach their full potential. For more information on NPS employment, click here.
  1. Johnson Controls – With more than 120,000 employees in 150 countries, Johnson Controls is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of products that support smart cities and communities.
Located just east of I-35 and the Highway 77 exit, JC’s Norman plant employs 1,225 people and produces York brand residential and commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. To search for careers at Johnson Controls, click here.
  1. Riverwind Casino rounds out Norman’s Top Five.
Riverwind Casino is one of the largest casinos in Oklahoma, with 219,000 square feet of electronic games, table games, poker and more. Riverwind is also home to Showplace Theatre and River Lounge, offering regular shows and concerts by nationally known artists and local bands. Riverwind Casino is owned and operated by the Chickasaw Nation. The net income from Riverwind Casino and all other Chickasaw Nation businesses help provide essential services such as health care, education, transportation, aging, youth and family to the people of Chickasaw. Explore career opportunities here.   Other major employers include the City of Norman, U.S. Postal Service National Center for Employee Development, Hitachi Computer Products Inc., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SYSCO Food Services of Oklahoma, Moore Norman Technology Center and Astellas Pharma Technologies.
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