by Cathy O'Connor via The Journal Record: September 2, 2015
Retailers consider many factors when choosing a new location. Demographics, density and growth are major influences on site research, and several cities are compared when vying for new retailers in their market. Instead of being compared to Tulsa, the debate of Dallas versus Oklahoma City is always part of the discussion.
Our southern neighbor has long been a big attractor for retail chains. When choosing between Dallas and Oklahoma City, there are some similarities and differences, like size. Dallas’ metro area has about 6 million people, whereas Oklahoma City’s is a little over 1 million, which brings both pros and cons.