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Oklahoma listed as one of fastest growing economies in nation

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Oklahoman Oklahoma’s energy industry helped create one of the top five fastest growing statewide economies in the nation, according to federal figures released Wednesday. With an increase of 4.17 percent, Oklahoma ranks fourth in GDP growth from 2012 to 2013, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The state trails only

Cabela's confirms store in northwest Oklahoma City

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Oklahoman Outdoor wildlife retailer Cabela’s confirmed Wednesday it will open a store in Oklahoma City in the new Chisholm Creek shopping center being developed at the Kilpatrick Turnpike and Western Avenue. The store, at 80,000 square feet, is smaller than the 90,000 to 98,000 square feet indicated in an application to the city for a $3.5

Roadwork: Boulevard designs prompt varying opinions on traffic, decision process

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Oklahoman The latest proposed designs for a downtown boulevard by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation are being met with a mixed response, with some critics questioning the agency’s review process while others are arguing the boulevard should not be built. The boulevard was first envisioned in 1998 as part of the reconstruction of

Downtown OKC school: A Colorful Cornerstone

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Downtown has a wide array of people walking among the streets, from those in business suits to people sporting Oklahoma City Thunder attire headed to Chesapeake Energy Arena. Starting in the fall, the downtown population will include students sporting new outfits from Gap Kids when the John Rex Charter Elementary

Construction on OKC GE research center has begun

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Oklahoman Construction is set to move rapidly on the $125 million GE Global Research Oil and Gas Technology Center following a groundbreaking Monday led by Gov. Mary Fallin and top officials from one of the world’s largest employers. The Oklahoma City research center is part of GE’s three-year effort to triple research and development

Devon partners with GE on articifial lift research

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Tony Vaughn is working with Michael Ming to help oil-field service technology catch up with the pace of drilling. Ming, general manager of GE Oil and Gas Technology Center, announced a new partnership with Devon Energy Corp. to develop better underground pumping technology. Lifting hydrocarbons and other fluids

Tinker construction money is approved

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Oklahoman The Air Force would get $111 million in construction money to prepare Tinker Air Force Base for maintenance duties on the KC-46A, the new aerial refueling tanker; Senate action is expected later this month. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force request for $111 million in construction money for Tinker Air Force Base cleared a major hurdle

Bus routes changing systemwide

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Oklahoma City's public transportation system has embarked on a new journey -- and gotten a new name -- this week. Formerly called METRO Transit, the bus system, which has been in existence since 1966, is now called EMBARK. The new identity will represent all services -- bus transit, parking and ferry -- and also involves systemwide improvements, new