Is it Oklahoma's time to shine? Peter Zeihan has issued a report card to the Sooner State grading our current and future growth and success. His video report card and insight are very accurate and meaningful.
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If you're unfamiliar with the works of Peter Zeihan he's an expert on geopolitics. It's the study of how places positively or negatively impact things like financial, economic, cultural, political, and military developments.
Oklahoma is one of the Nation's top oil refinery states and energy exporters
Peter Zeihan is a best-selling author and has been seen on several news and financial networks discussing geopolitics. providing expert analysis and input on a variety of economic, and political topics and issues.
WHY IS OKLAHOMA GOING TO THRIVE? WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW FOR ANSWERS
He's the founder and President of Zeihan on Geopolitics, a consulting firm whose clients include everything from energy companies and financial institutions to government organizations and agricultural interests.
Hit play on the video below for Peter Zeihan's report card on Oklahoma's future
OKLAHOMA IS ALREADY A NATIONAL & GLOBAL LEADER IN MANUFACTURING & ENERGY
His overall take is that Oklahoma is going to thrive. We've already done all the heavy lifting according to Mr. Zeihan and are leaders Nationally and globally when it comes to manufacturing, energy, and agriculture.
The Sooner State is well known for its agriculture, ranching, and farming
If you watch the video above Peter Zeihan goes over our strengths and weaknesses. Taking what we currently have and improving upon it by adding infrastructure and better transportation and export methods.
WE'RE EXCELLING IN MOST SUBJECTS BUT THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Additionally, he discusses the need for Oklahoma to follow through on processing products versus exporting raw materials and goods. Things are looking good for Oklahoma. The future is bright, it's our time to shine.
Oklahoma's Top 24 Terrific Towns & Prettiest Cities
It's the delightful double dozen, the top 24 most terrific Oklahoma towns and prettiest cities in the Sooner State. These incredible places are just as friendly and inviting, as they are beautiful and picturesque. While Oklahoma has more than just a few terrific towns and pretty cities these are the crème de la crème, and more than deserving of making the top 24 list. The list was created by using Google. It ranked each city by beauty, lifestyle, friendliness, scenery, entertainment, and overall positive feedback from those who have experienced their charm firsthand. Scroll through the photo gallery below to see the top 24 towns & cities in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma spends quite a bit of time talking about why we don't like everywhere else. Like Sooner fans and people in Southern OK talk trash on Texas, Northern OK hates Kansas, Eastern OK isn't fond of Arkansas, etc... but what about our own state?
I ran across a dead thread on liberal Facebook--AKA--Reddit where people were talking in detail trying to rank the worst cities in the state. While you may not agree politically with your fellow statesmen, you really can't defend a lot of this. Here's the list for least worse to absolute worst as voted by them.
Don't shoot the messenger. I'm not calling these places snobby, the internet is. A recent report by Roadsnacks.net identified 10 of the snobbiest towns and cities in Oklahoma. The methodology behind the study used median household incomes, the percentage of the population with college educations, and median home prices in determining just how snobby a town or city is. Most would agree with the results below. Unless you live in one of these places, then you may disagree. Also, keep in mind this list was all done in good fun. Sure there's some truth to the findings but like most places, you'll find both good and bad. Keep scrolling to check out Oklahoma's top 10 snobbiest towns and cities to see if your hometown made the list.
It's a top 12 list you don't want to be on. Unfortunately, these 12 towns and cities have been selected as some of the worst and by worst I mean trashiest and sleaziest in the Sooner State. These dirty dozen were selected by Google using factors like crime, violence, drug abuse, unemployment, income rates, and even the overall appearance of the town or city. It factored in things like rundown or abandoned properties and vehicles when ranking how trashy or sleazy a town or city is. Scroll through the photo gallery below.
While it's a list no municipality aspires to be on, there's one in every state across America. Whether it's due to limited economic opportunities, the failing popularity of once-booming towns, or a generation of youth running away from their hometowns, but nine out of the ten poorest communities exist on the east side of I-35.
Based on the stats of those living at or below the state poverty level, median household incomes, and unemployment, here are the poorest communities in Oklahoma.