You see it everywhere here in Tulsa but it hides in plain sight. It is the most powerful weapon in the arsenal to convince companies to make the move to Tulsa. Other cities would sell much of their cache and glamour for a taste of our secret sauce.
Tulsa ranks 48 out of 100 US cities for traffic congestion according to the 2010 INRIX National Traffic Scorecard. Here's the link to the scorecard. How important is congestion to quality of life? Imagine you save just 1 hour per work day by living in Tulsa. One hour times a 5 day work week times 50 work weeks equals 250 hours of free time. Time to meditate, watch football games, shop, or play sports. However, this is only your work commute time. What about transit time to get to the store, restaurants, activities and other interests. Transit time makes an incredible difference in quality of life.
David Brooks, an author and op-ed columnist for the New York Times summarizes happiness research and concludes, "The daily activities most associated with happiness are sex, socializing after work and having dinner with others. The daily activity most injurious to happiness is commuting." Here is a link to Mr. Brooks' article.
Tulsa's secret sauce recipe is out. Sex, socializing, dinner with friends, and a short commute. Come to Tulsa. We'll provide a short commute. The sex, socializing, and dinner with others is up to you.