State Scorecard

In 2017, the State Chamber Research Foundation launched a multi-year initiative to improve Oklahoma's performance across key national metrics. The OK2030 strategic vision plan makes specific policy recommendations for improving Oklahoma's national rankings across the following foundations of a forward-moving economy. 

Below are Oklahoma's current national rankings, based on aggregated data across multiple key indicators. Click on the boxes below to see how the rankings were compiled and the related data points. 

Oklahoma's<br>Overall Ranking
Overall Ranking
Rank Nationally


The State Chamber Research Foundation scored all 50 states on 36 metrics across OK2030’s Four Foundations of a Forward-Moving Economy. While each of the Four Foundations have equal weights when calculating the overall ranking for Oklahoma, each Foundation’s ranking is determined by differently weighted categories. Here’s how we weight each Foundation by category.


Our rankings are based on publicly available data. We used the most recent data available from each source. Here is our complete list of sources for 2018:

  • ACT, Inc.
  • Council on State Taxation (COST)
  • EdChoice
  • Education Commission of the States
  • Education Week Research Center
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Kleiner and Vorotnikov
  • Mercatus Center, George Mason University
  • Regional Economic Research Institute, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • U.S. Elections Project
  • U.S. Energy Information Administration
  • United Health Foundation
Business Climate & Competitiveness
Rank Nationally
Business Climate & Competitiveness
Fiscal Stability & Governance
Rank Nationally
Fiscal Stability & Governance
Workforce & Talent Development
Rank Nationally
Workforce & Talent Development
Quality of Life
Rank Nationally
Quality of Life