- Economic Development
Stroud is a progressive community and an ideal location for new corporate development because it offers an excellent workforce, strong infrastructure, and a low cost of doing business. It provides all the great quality of life attributes of a small town with a leisurely pace, good schools, wonderful recreation, safety, and security, and it lies within 45 minutes of the state's two largest cities. We encourage you to Come Grow with Us!
In 1898, Stroud relocated to be along the railroad, beginning its long history with the transportation industry. Today, Stillwater Central Railroad runs daily service and the industrial park has a new rail spur.
Stroud is located midway between Oklahoma City and Tulsa on I-44 (Turner Turnpike) and the intersection of Historic Route 66 and US 377 (Oklahoma Highway 99). Drive time to both Oklahoma City and Tulsa is less than one hour. We are 25 miles north of I-40.
The area vocational-technical school has classes available in pipeline and safety training. There are many supporting businesses in the area: equipment supply & repair, environmental services and distribution.
Oklahoma universities have strong health science programs and the local vocational-technical school has classes available in several medical fields.
Supporting businesses include a drug store and medical waste removal.
Stroud has a strong “Shop Local First” movement, encouraging residents to frequent local stores and restaurants before shopping elsewhere.
Over 38 acres are available on I-44 for retail construction. Downtown Stroud along Historic Route 66, a very popular tourist destination, has buildings with available retail space.