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Demographia: OKC top-ten major market for housing affordability

Monday, January 23, 2017

OKC is a top-ten city for housing affordability among big cities, according to urban policy consutancy Demographia.

Streetcar work begins in Bricktown

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Barricades are going up along Sheridan Avenue in Bricktown as rail installation begins for the downtown streetcar system.

Missed the State of the City? Watch Mayor Cornett's full address here.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Missed the State of the City? Watch Mayor Cornett 's full address here. 

Video celebrating OKC's larger-than-life momentum released at State of the City event

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Chamber's new relocation video, packed with stunning visuals and impressive accolades, highlights and celebrates the tremendous change the city has embarked upon.

Creation of OCAST 30 years ago helped fuel local startup firms

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A groundbreaking public/private partnership between OCAST and i2E led first to pre-seed and proof of concept funding and then in 2007 to the Oklahoma Seed Capital Fund, which has invested $13 million in 28 Oklahoma startups.

Read the January issue of the POINT!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The January issue of the POINT! includes information about the 2017 Chamber legislative agenda, the criminal justice reform recommendations and more.

OKC's MAPS Is A Model Public Works Program

Monday, December 19, 2016

There have been numerous failures throughout the history of public works initiatives, with different major U.S. cities subject to bureaucracy, graft and poor design. And then there's the program in Oklahoma City. Since 1993, the state capital has pursued multiple stages of its Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS), funding structures that have been credited

Greater OKC Chamber Task Force announces recommendations for reform of Oklahoma County’s criminal justice system

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Criminal Justice Task Force released a series of recommendations today designed to ease overcrowding conditions at the Oklahoma County Jail and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system. The recommendations follow a year-long assessment of the various processes that affect the jail population, the decisions that drive these processes, and the costs associated with these decisions.