The Greater Oklahoma City Metro Area includes 10 counties and more than 1.3 million people. Thanks to a recent citywide revitalization effort, downtown Oklahoma City boasts the new $45.2 million Riversport district, an official US Olympic canoe and kayaking training site. The city's Bricktown Entertainment District is the fastest growing entertainment district in the region and one of the most popular destinations in the state. As of April 2016, Oklahoma City had an unemployment rate of 3.7%, the eleventh lowest among major metros in the US.
The Tulsa MSA — Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner counties — had a 2015 population of 981,005, one quarter of Oklahoma’s total population, and an estimated $33.6 billion GDP, 30 percent of the Oklahoma economy. In March 2016, Tulsa’s unemployment rate was 4.7%, lower than the national average. Tulsa boasts a business base with aerospace, health care, energy, transportation, distribution, logistics and manufacturing.