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 four exits (86, 91, 95 and 98) to Purcell. A fifth will begin construction in 2025. Within Purcell, U.S.-77 carries 15,400 units daily.
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:
- Strategic location for transportation/distribution - four interchanges on I-35 at mile markers 86, 91, 95 and 98. Near I-40 and I-44
- In 2019 a $40,000,000 four-lane bridge is completed between Purcell and Lexington (US-77 and OK-39). This dramatically improved the limited crossings of the Canadian River to a booming transportation corridor surrounded by Purcell.
- A new $18 million Purcell Municipal Hospital was opened in 2022 with 8 beds, emergency room, urgent care and SSM physicians services.
- The Main StreetScape provided $5 million ADA improvements to sidewalks, attractive landscaping and lighting in 2023 in the historic downtown. The area had new water and sewer infrastructure in 2012.
- New I-35 and OK-74 Interchange to begin construction in 2025 adds a fifth economic development crossroad on the interstate in Purcell to grow business between Oklahoma City and Dallas / Fort Worth.
- The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority announced that the termination of the Kickapoo Turnpike will be within Purcell near mile marker 98, with engineering plans being contracted./
- 45 minutes to Will Rogers International Airport.
- Purcell Municipal Steven E Shephard Field Airport (3O3), 3,003 feet runway length, 34° 59' 0" N, 97° 22' 57" W
- An available, productive labor force (60,000 in 30 mile radius)
- Extensive technical workforce and research programs at University of Oklahoma located 20 minutes away, with developed relationships
- Low cost of doing business
- Plenty of available sites
- Premier industrial and technology training programs at nearby Mid-America Career Technology Center.
- Pro-business local leadership to assist your project.
- 18 hole golf course
- Purcell City Hall that was originally built by WPA craftsmen in 1935 was modernized in 2013
- AMTRAK has a depot in Purcell
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.