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Economic development tools available for your research

Friday, October 23, 2015

Economic research is one of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s focus areas, and its research team has a lot of tools it uses regularly to track data and trends involving the Greater OKC region. Chamber ‎Research Economist Eric Long recently led a Business Intelligence Seminar for members at the Chamber, where he and his team shared some of those

Learn about the 'State of the Economy ' during annual event Nov. 19

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Join the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, the region’s leading economic development organization, for the annual State of the Economy event as they examine the regional and national economies and discuss how they will impact area businesses. On Thursday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., attendees will hear from keynote speaker Vivek Wadhwa, fellow of

Oklahoma City's Innovation District to be focus of Brookings study

Friday, October 16, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (October 14, 2015) – The Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces have begun an 18-month study of Oklahoma City’s emerging innovation district, an area encompassing the Oklahoma Health Center and Automobile Alley. This work, which will focus on the district’s economic strengths’ and quality of place, is part

Potential candidates: Attend Practical Politics seminar on Oct. 21

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Know anyone interested in running for public office? Encourage them to attend Practical Politics, a half day seminar dedicated to educating and inspiring those interested in public office. Potential candidates will attend workshops about running effective campaigns, fundraising, being an effective servant and more. Current and former political leaders will

The Atlantic: OKC mayor-led healthy living initiatives may serve as an example in fighting nation's obesity epidemic

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

In the story this week on The Atlantic's website, "How One of America's Most Overweight Cities Lost a Million Pounds," writer Ian Birrell explored Oklahoma City and the initiative led by Mayor Mick Cornett to put the city's residents on a diet and then transform the city into a pedestrian- and bike-friendly place. "The mayor of Oklahoma City declared

Metro 50 winners, OKC schools' career academies focus of October POINT!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Get connected to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the community in this month's issue of the Chamber's newsletter, The POINT! In it you can read: About many of the upcoming Chamber events, including the State of the Aerospace Defense Industry, a Business Intelligence Seminar that will showcase the Chamber's research resources, the State of the

Brookings announces new initiative for innovation and placemaking; OKC one of first projects

Friday, October 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 8, 2015—Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott today announced the establishment of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking, a collaboration between the Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces. The initiative is made possible through a gift from Brookings trustee Robert M. Bass

Myriad Botanical Gardens wins Open Space Award from Urban Land Institute

Thursday, October 8, 2015

PARKS IN OKLAHOMA CITY AND FOSHAN, CHINA SELECTED AS WINNERS OF THE 2015 URBAN LAND INSTITUTE URBAN OPEN SPACE AWARD Two urban parks — one in Oklahoma City, the other in Foshan, China — have been selected as winners of this year’s Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Open Space Award. Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City and Thousand