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Tulsa OK Skyline

Coming in at number fourteen in our Top US Cities to Open a Food Truck is Tulsa, OK.

Settled in the 1836 by the Lochapoka and Creek Indian tribes, Tulsa Oklahoma was the central hub of the early US oil industry and the birthplace of Route 66. Centuries later, why wouldn’t it become one of the best cities in the United States to start a food truck in 2014?

Tulsa is the second-largest city in the U.S. state of Oklahoma and 46th-largest city in the United States. With a population of 393,987 it is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with 951,880 residents in the MSA and 1,122,259 in the CSA. The city serves as the county seat of Tulsa County, the most densely populated county in Oklahoma, and extends into Osage, Rogers, and Wagoner counties.

Tulsans enjoy 227 days of sunshine a year and an average daily temperature of 61 degrees, and continually changing conditions occur in the city during all four seasons.

The city boasts a widely diversified business base, including aerospace, telecommunications, manufacturing, construction, high technology, healthcare, education, transportation and energy. It is one of “America’s Most Livable Communities,” and is known as the Mecca for arts in Oklahoma.

Specifically regarding food trucks, Tulsa has opened their arms to the mobile food industry, hosting community and city sponsored food truck events for the nearly 20 food trucks in operation. One of the best attributes Tulsa food trucks receive from opening here is the low cost of fees. A full service food truck can expect to be charged $145 per year by the city with the state charging an additional $350.

Find Tulsa city documentation for Starting a Food Truck <here>

Find the entire list of Top US cities to Open a Food Truck  <here>

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Phoenix AZ skyline

Coming in at number fifteen in our Top US Cities to Open a Food Truck is Phoenix, AZ.

Settled in 1867 as an agricultural community near the confluence of the Salt and Gila Rivers, Phoenix incorporated as a city in 1881. Who would have thought that almost 135 years later it would be one of the top US cities to start a food truck business?

Phoenix covers more than 519 square miles (larger than Los Angeles) and has a population of more than 1.4 million, ranking it the sixth largest city in the country and the largest capital city in terms of population. What makes Phoenix a fantastic city to operate a food truck in is it’s weather. It has more than 300 sun-filled days a year and average temperature of 74.2 degrees.

Greater Phoenix has consistently outpaced the U.S. population growth over the last 18 years. Projections show the region is expected to grow by nearly 60 percent by 2030, bringing the population to more than 6 million people.

The primary employment sectors sectors and their share of total employment in the Phoenix metropolitan area consist of service industry (43%); trade (18%); government (14%); construction (5%); financial activities (8%); and manufacturing (6%). Not only is Greater Phoenix a great location to start a mobile food business, it’s a $181 billion marketplace that serves as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurs by providing international access for aerospace, high-technology, advanced business services and sustainable technologies companies.

There is a strong food truck organization that has been in place for a number of years. There were nearly 60 food trucks in the Phoenix Street Food Coalition in 2013.

Find Maricopa County documentation for Starting a Food Truck <here>

Find the entire list of Top US cities to Open a Food Truck  <here>

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