Living and Working in Oklahoma City

Nestlé Purina dry pet food factory - Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City is home to several Local Colleges.

Nestlé Purina has a large presence in Oklahoma City (OKC) with one of our dry pet food factories located just 10 miles outside of downtown. Approximately 330 Purina associates are based in the OKC factory working on the production of our Dog Chow/Puppy Chow, Beneful and Purina ONE brands. Having served as a production facility for over 42 years in this area, we have left a big paw print on this city.

Sporting its western charm, OKC is known for being approachable, balanced and rich in history. The entertainment options span from downtown to Bricktown, including a variety of restaurants, a winding canal and boardwalk, and nightlife that lights up the city. Whether it's business by day and entertainment by night, the city is designed to attract both natives and visitors to the downtown areas.

Wild-western history is an important part of the city's pride. They have an acclaimed National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum representing the rough and humble beginnings of their state. The story continues at the Oklahoma History Center – a 215,000 square-foot learning center exploring Oklahoma's history of geology, transportation, commerce, culture, aviation and heritage.

OKC is home to the Thunder in the NBA and Minor League Baseball

OKC has all ages, cultures and interests in mind with its Adventure District, which is a cluster of entertainment venues, such as the OKC Zoo, Science Museum (with over 350 exhibits), Firefighter Museum, Remington Park Horserace & Casino, and the Frontier City Amusement Park. For the sports fans and active types, the Oklahoma River (stretching seven miles) has been transformed into a series of river lakes bordered by landscaping, trails and recreational facilities. This river has been designated as a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site.

"Oklahoma City has the amenities of a big city with a small town feel. Whether you're cheering on local sports teams, visiting the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, grabbing dinner in Bricktown, or visiting one of many public parks, there's something for everyone here," CJ, Human Resources Manager in our OKC factory said. "In addition to having a wide range of things to do, the temperate weather makes it possible to enjoy outdoor activities for a large portion of the year, and the cost of living is very low. Our factory is located in a suburb of Oklahoma City, called Edmond, which was named No. 1 on CNBC's '10 Perfect Suburbs' list in 2011."

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