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Update on MAPS 3 projects

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

By Cathy O'Connor The Journal Record MAPS 3 is already helping Oklahoma City with attracting conferences, promoting public transit and assisting with the well-being of its citizens. While excitement grows for each new project, it is important to stop, take stock of our progress and provide an update on the continuing projects. Through MAPS 3, the city has

Recent economic data shows a strong OKC

Friday, July 17, 2015

Recently, Glassdoor named Oklahoma City as one of the cities in the U.S. that have recovered most from the recession -- ranking it 10th, to be exact. To determine the rankings, Glassdoor looked at how much the local unemployment rate has fallen (down 2.4 percent) since the end of the recession in 2009, as well as how much employment has grown (up 19

Connect with the Chamber through annual campaign

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Total Resource Development Campaign (TRDC) ends July 29. Don’t miss this opportunity to market your company to local leaders through Chamber events, publications and websites. Connect with a volunteer or call 405.297.8808. To see information on all products click here. Below are just some of the many ways to

Don't forget to vote today

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If you live in northwest Oklahoma City today, around the Lake Hefner area, don't forget to vote in the special primary election for House District 85 today. Polls are open until 7 p.m. The special general election will be held Sept. 8 to fill the seat of Republican State Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma, who died in April. Republicans running today are Ralph

Business of Health: Philadelphia story bears similarities to OKC's Innovation District

Monday, July 13, 2015

By Stephen Prescott, M.D. For The Oklahoman Published: July 12, 2015 Last month, I went to Philadelphia. And despite what W.C. Fields may have led folks to believe, it most definitely was not closed. By all appearances, the City of Brotherly Love is open for business — and hopping. Indeed, as Oklahoma City strives to transform the Oklahoma Health

OKC: One of the top places in the U.S. to find a job, Fortune says

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fortune ranks Oklahoma City No. 8 best city to find a job in 2015 Unemployment is down to 5.5 nationally, Fortune says in introducing its list of cities that have jobs "begging for workers." In Oklahoma, that rate is 3.4 percent, putting it in eighth place among best cities to find a job. For more information about top industries in these communities,

Bringing a new drug to market in Oklahoma

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

By Scott Meacham, president and CEO of i2E For The Oklahoman Discovering and bringing a new drug to market is not for the faint of heart. But when the challenge is as big as fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the scientist is as intrepid as Dr. Anne Pereira, amazing results can prevail. Pereira, the scientific founder of Biolytx Pharmaceuticals

Celebrate July 4 in OKC

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Guess who turns the big 2-3-9 this week? These United States of America, of course. Since firefighters across the country might frown on putting 239 candles on the cake, why don’t you let someone else do all the work and hit one of the many celebratory events all over the metro instead? The Better Life OKC Blog this week takes a look at some of the