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Happy birthday, Oklahoma!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Oklahoma became the nation's 46th state 108 years ago today, on Nov. 16, 1907, but the capital didn't move to Oklahoma City (from the Territorial Capital of Guthrie) until voters decided to make it so three years later. The now-126-year-old Greater OKC Chamber led the campaign to move it in 1910 because the metro area by then was thriving. Vying for the

Inc. Magazine: In OKC, entrepreneurs aim to create next cool startup scene

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

In America's heartland, the race is on to show that not all cutting-edge products have to come from Silicon Valley. BY ANNA HENSEL Editorial assistant, Inc. Magazine Twitter: @ahhensel For U.S. cities looking to become the next big tech hub, it's not enough to just recruit eager entrepreneurs. Cities also have to attract the employees (coders, designers,

OKC ranked first for economic outlook, survey shows

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 3, 2015) -- A new national survey for October shows that small-business owners in Oklahoma City ranked No. 1 among 62 cities this month for their feelings about current and future economic conditions. In its monthly Small-Business Sentiment Survey of more than 15,000 small businesses nationwide, Thumbtack found that Oklahoma City small

Halloween hot spots on The Better Life Blog

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

If you want to know where the best and most ghoulish places to celebrate Halloween in Oklahoma City are, as well as some of the more family-friendly spots, check out this week's Better Life Blog for all of the haunted hotspots. Targeted to Oklahoma City-area newcomers and those who want to move here, the Better Life Blog each week serves up the best ways

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

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

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