All About Altus
Altus = Access
Access to Markets
Altus is located in Jackson County in southwestern Oklahoma. Conveniently located on the national highway system, Altus is accessed by three vital interstate highways, I-40, I-35 and I-44 allowing distribution to approximately 50% of the total U.S. population by same day or overnight services. Located 55 miles west of Lawton and 140 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, Altus provides small town living with city amenities within reach. The location and transportation infrastructure make Altus a regional retail hub for southwest Oklahoma and north central Texas. (Click the map for even more data.)
Access to Talent
Altus is blessed with a tremendous educational community which not only ensures the success of your children and family, but will also provide a dependable workforce for your business. These institutions are important community partners and add so much to our quality of life:
-Altus Public Schools
-Altus Christian Academy
-Southwest Technology Center
-Western Oklahoma State College
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Access to Resources
Altus is the “City with a Future to Share.” Home to Altus Air Force Base, the citizens of Altus are well known for their patriotic spirit and community heritage that is founded upon civic pride and hard work. The people of Altus are literally its greatest asset. Friendly and outgoing, Altus’ citizens are the key to making it a great place to live and work. Keys to our community’s success are our reasonable cost of living, sound primary and secondary education system, safe and secure living environment with parks and amenities, legendary hometown hospitality, and a forward thinking community leadership. (Click on the picture above for even more information.)
Altus serves as the retail source for Altus Air Force Base as well as for the nearby towns of Hobart, Granite, Mangum, Frederick, Gould, and Hollis, Oklahoma and Wellington, Childress, and Quanah, Texas. The presence of the base supercharges the local economy and allows for premium retail and restaurant sales volumes to occur. In addition to the economic impact of the base, the base population adds diversity to the local population. Diversity itself is a generator of retail opportunity as it broadens the base of desired goods and services in a location. (Click the map for even more data.)
This Just in…
Altus Air Force Base held the official Groundbreaking Ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, to celebrate the new construction projects to begin in preparation for the KC-46A Pegasus Formal Training Unit. The estimated total project will cost over $60 million dollars, to include a simulator, fuselage, and trainer buildings. The first two KC-46A aircraft arrive in 2016. Altus Air Force Base anticipates receiving additional aircraft each following year until they have at least six, with the possibility of having eight total. Demolition has already begun to prepare the site for a new addition to the 56th Operations Air Refueling Squadron building. This project provides an enormous opportunity for community growth with an estimated 450 new jobs associated with the new mission.