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Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation

8100 North Highway 81
Duncan, OK 73533
P: +1 580-255-9675

Our People

The City of Duncan has an approximate population of 23,500, 173,632 within a 35 minute radius and 282,394 within a 45 minute radius.

Duncan has a long history of supplying industry with the best workers available, and the workers in our area are ready to work for a reputable company with a strong track record. Through the joint efforts of the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation and the Red River Technology and Business Center, the Duncan area is home to a dedicated, skilled workforce. By utilizing the Training for Industry Program (TIP), qualifying businesses can be provided with customized, little to no cost training programs. These programs can include but are not limited to job fairs, pre-employment screening, and industry specific training.

Duncan is also home to a campus of Cameron University (CU), with a wide variety of degree programs available on site. A Workforce Development program is also available through the Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments (ASCOG) located in Duncan, with an excellent labor force availability within a 45 mile radius. This program works in conjunction with the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

Oklahoma is a right to work state, and Duncan has no manufacturing union affiliation at this time.

Our Region

Individuals, families with children and extended families all enjoy a variety of recreational and social activities in Duncan. Much of our city’s appeal stems from a robust economy, low crime rate, moderate climate, and low cost of living. Easy flow of traffic and short commute times allow our citizens more time for leisurely pursuits.

Live, Work, Play! The spirit that turned cowboys into legends, cattlemen into men of fortune, and oilmen into giants lives on in Duncan. Museums, antique stores, and special retreats all share Duncan's rich and colorful heritage. Year round events, recreational facilities, and outdoor activities renew residents and visitors with this spirit of adventure. Programs dedicated to the arts, culture, recreation and history are prevalent in the community. Below are some of those facets that make living in Duncan so enjoyable:
  • Chisholm Trail Arts Council
  • Duncan Little Theatre
  • Simmons Center: Recreation Facility, Convention Center, and Performing Arts Theatre
  • Chisholm Trail Heritage Center and Garis Gallery of the American West
  • Stephens County Historical Museum
  • Historic Main Street Antique and Specialty Shopping District
  • W.T. Foreman Prairie House
  • Stephens County Fair & Expo Center
  • Five Area Lakes
  • Hunting and Fishing locations
  • Golf Courses
  • City Parks – with recreation for adults, children and families
Community Resources
City of Duncan http://www.cityofduncan.com
Duncan Chamber of Commerce http://www.duncanchamber.com
Duncan Convention & Visitors Bureau http://www.duncanok.org
Mainstreet Duncan http://www.mainstreetduncan.net/
Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments http://www.ascog.org/
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission http://www.oesc.ok.gov
The Duncan Banner http://www.duncanbanner.com/
Duncan Public Library www2.youseemore.com/duncan/

Programs and Incentives

(All local incentives are in addition to any state incentives received)
  1. Duncan Quality Jobs Incentive:  Direct cash incentive for new job creation projected over eight to twelve quarters, based on average salary.
  2. Land-Purchase and Conveyance:  Purchase of land site for the company can be made as an incentive by DAEDF based on projection of new jobs development and capital investment by the company.
  3. Job Training and Development Assistance for Industry Program:  Oklahoma Training for Industry Program (TIP) is available. TIP is funded through state funds and can also be supplemented through DAEDF funds as a local incentive. This training is provided by Duncan’s Red River Technology and Business Center at little or no cost to companies that qualify.
  4. Five Year Local Property Tax Abatement:  Real and personal property used in the manufacturing process earns a five year abatement assuming a minimum of $250,000 in investment and $250,000 in new payroll or $2,000,000 in new investment and no reduction in payroll.
  5. Low Utility Costs:  Duncan has low overall electric rates for industrial customers.
  6. Tax Incentives on Former Indian Reservation Lands:  The depreciation schedule of the investment is for a shorter recovery period of approximately 40% for nonresidential property.
  7. New Markets Tax Credits:  The credits are five percent (5%) of investment for the first three years of the credit and six percent (6%) for the last four years of the credit, for a total of 39% of investment over the seven years of credit period. Duncan has one industrial park that is located within a New Market Tax Credit Area.
  8. Tax Increment Financing (TIF):  Cities and counties in Oklahoma may create tax increment districts to provide funding for economic development in distressed areas. Proceeds from the tax can be used for infrastructure.

Also…
  • Business-friendly community
  • Central location
  • Quality labor force

Top Industries

The Duncan Area Economy Is:
  • Energy: Oil & Natural Gas, Machinery, Manufacturing, Fabrication Assembly, Engineering Services
  • Transportation: Highway, Rail, Pipeline Transportation
  • Aerospace and Defense: Parts and Components Manufacturing, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Military Related R&D, Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO)
  • Information and Financial Services: Banking, Call Center, Computer Systems
  • Agriculture
  • Research and Development, Food Manufacturing, Commodity Production and Distribution, Fertilizer Manufacturing
The Duncan Area target industry is manufacturing, which utilizes our highly skilled workforce of machinist, welders, engineers, etc. Our workforce is known for their excellence in safety & quality production, adaptability, and continual learning environment to compete in an international arena. Because of this workforce culture, the Duncan Area is ready for business in any industry.

See Duncan's Primary Employers

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 44,806  
Median Age 40.1  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 5,281 17.31%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 26,117 85.62%
Civilian Labor Force 20,365 57.55%
Median Household Income $43,781  
Median Earnings for Workers $36,297  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Lawton-Fort Sill Rgnl
Sheppard Afb/Wichita Falls Muni
Will Rogers World
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius None
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Chickasha Muni
Halliburton Field
Healdton Muni
Lindsay Muni
Neil's Sky Ranch
Walters Muni