Economic Development


 Cushing, Oklahoma Retail Draws Shoppers From Across Region   

Cushing is the proven regional hub for its wide trade area for the goods and services it offers. City sales tax revenues returned to growth in 2010, and the city projects that trend will continue. Growth in the trade area is positive, with a two percent increase over the past 10 years and another half-percent expected in the next five. The economy is based in part on the oil storage sector of the energy industry. In fact, Cushing, Oklahoma is the official delivery point for Light Sweet Crude worldwide on New York Mercantile Exchange


Cushing presents retail opportunity for businesses in many categories including hospitality, food and beverage, soft goods, electronics and home furnishings, entertainment and automotive. City government is growth-focused and incentives are available on a per-project basis. This page contains a snapshot of current demographic and community profile information for Cushing, but to see the real story, come to the city and take a look around.

Contact City Manager Terry Brannon for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Cushing Trade Area

The red line indicates the trade area used for all the demographic information on this page. The trade area is mapped over median household income data, where darker orange areas indicate higher median household incomes. This trade area is conservative, excluding Pawnee to the north, Stillwater to the northwest and Bristow to the southeast. All demographic data on this page is from either Nielsen-Claritas or the City of Cushing.