Industrial Machinery - One of Broken Arrow's strongest clusters, the industrial machinery cluster is dominated by advanced manufacturing operations related to aerospace and aviation. This includes sub-industries such as farm and garden machinery, commercial machinery, and machine tools.
Logistics and Distribution - Broken Arrow has a strong logistics and distribution presence, consisting primarily of larger warehousing firms, and small, diverse distribution outfits. The cluster has grown substantially over the past decade, buoyed by Broken Arrow's central location and proximity to major markets.
Communication Equipment - The communication equipment industry includes telephone and telegraph apparatus, magnetic and optical recording media, radio and TV equipment, and switchgear. Broken Arrow has managed to maintain its communication equipment base despite declines in the industry nationally.
Software and IT Services - Broken Arrow enjoys a small yet concentrated and growing base in the information technology industry. Since 1998, employment in the sector has grown by over 200%, giving the city a significant cluster concentration. Primary areas include computer programming and integrated systems design, prepackaged software, and data processing services. The Broken Arrow industry is anchored by IT related companies such as MicahTek and Xeta Corp and bolstered by the presence of newer startups like Brushfire Technology Group.
Housing and Construction - Not surprisingly, Broken Arrow's explosive residential growth has fueled a robust presence of operations providing housing and construction related products and services. Employment is clustered in subsectors such as construction machinery, roofing, plumbing and HVAC, and single-family housing. Suburban locations often count housing among their largest employment clusters. Oklahoma has experienced very little if any effect from the sub-prime mortgage issue.
Retail - Broken Arrow is noted as being under-retailed. Over eight square miles of retail and mixed use are currently being added to the long rang metropolitan land use plan.