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Rethinking Oklahoma: State needs more technology-focused companies

Friday, September 15, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Paycom Software Inc. founder and CEO Chad Richison wants more technology-focused companies to grow in Oklahoma. He said the more technology-related businesses a state has, the easier it is to attract others in the same field.

OKC police chief: 'We're just putting fewer people in jail'

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fewer people are expected to head to jail in the coming months as local law enforcement and the courts continue to look for ways to reduce overcrowding.

Faith in OKC city leaders evident in election results

Thursday, September 14, 2017

OKLAHOMA City voters who went to the polls Tuesday showed their faith in city leaders and their support for local law enforcement. Passage of the long list of items on the ballot is good news for the city.

Discussions on the county jail and criminal justice reform continue

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Two years ago, when the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber assembled a task force of business leaders, local government officials and law enforcement stakeholders, a new approach emerged for addressing the issues plaguing the jail.

Oklahoma City voters approve bond, sales tax measures

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Oklahoma City voters approved a sales tax increase to add police and firefighters on Tuesday, and gave elected leaders the tools they sought to address deteriorating streets.

Panel: State needs more tools to recruit new business

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – The state’s leaders who work on recruiting new businesses to Oklahoma will often hear a “No” from the prospect.

O’Connor: OCURA reports revitalization

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority recently released its 56th-annual report, which highlights the authority’s efforts over the past year to revitalize several areas of the city.

We can't believe how cool Oklahoma City is being right now

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The signs were all there, really, looking back—let's start with the city's outsized love of public art, best represented by the sweeping Skydance Bridge, completed in 2012 to connect two pieces of a massive, highly-programmed urban park (now under construction) designed to connect Oklahoma City's quickly regenerating downtown down toward the Oklahoma River.