RETAIL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
| The Retail and Commercial Property Sector covers a myriad of industry and businesses, including manufacturing, retail stores, malls, recreational venues and much more. The entities covered by this sector are vital to the economy of Oklahoma.
| According to the 2006 Census, the Oklahoma retail industry employed 175,630 employees and had a 3.5 billion dollar payroll. Retail businesses, by their nature, are open and inviting. During certain times of the year, malls, stores and businesses are crowded with shoppers.
The manufacturing industry in Oklahoma exported 4.5 billion dollars worth of manufactured goods in 2007. Oklahoma has a thriving manufacturing industry that supplies the nation with essential goods.
| Other commercial properties house financial institutions, governmental agencies and recreational venues that attract large crowds. Any venue that needs people to walk through its doors to be profitable must have and open and inviting atmosphere.
Categories of Commercial Facilities
- Retail Facilities
- Mixed-use districts that comprise a geographic area defined by the local government and typically include a high concentration of prestigious commercial (e.g., retail, hotels, office buildings) and residential facilities, and are nationally recognized as a tourist destination and a unified economic entity. Due to the interdependent nature of facilities within such mixed-use districts, the loss of any one facility within the district could create a cascading effect across all other facilities within the district
- Commercial Office Buildings
- Residential Buildings designated as nationally significant due to their size and expected consequences if destroyed
- Stadiums and racetracks
- Arenas and amphitheaters
- Convention Centers
- Cultural properties (museums, performing arts centers, zoos, etc.)
- Amusement/theme parks Lodging facilities (hotels/motels)
- Resort facilities (casinos)
- Commercial facilities that are recognized internationally as representing the Nation’s heritage, traditions, and/or values; or are otherwise nationally significant for commercial, cultural, historical, or civic reasons.
|Some indicators of possible terrorist activities
- Physical surveillance, which may include note taking or the use of binoculars, cameras or maps near key facilities.
- Attempts to gain sensitive information regarding key facilities or personnel through personal contact or by telephone, mail or e-mail.
- Attempts to penetrate or test physical security and response procedures at key facilities.
- Suspicious or improper attempts to acquire official vehicles, uniforms, badges, access cards or identification for key facilities.
- Presence of individuals who do not appear to belong in the workplace, business establishment or near a key facility.
- Behavior which appears to denote planning for terrorist activity, such as mapping out routes, playing out scenarios, monitoring key facilities and timing traffic flow or signals.