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Ongoing Project 180 bringing extensive landscaping, new streets to downtown OKC

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The extensive downtown Oklahoma City street renovation project known as Project 180 continues to make it challenging to get to the Chamber offices as construction crews are currently focused on Park Avenue between Robinson and Broadway. However, when this part of the street is completely finished sometime this fall, Park Avenue will be transformed with new

Former Tinker commander: Community support plays important role for airmen

Monday, August 10, 2015

By Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield For The Oklahoman I recently relinquished command of the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) at Tinker Air Force Base and retired from the Air Force after 34 years. As I look back on my time as AFSC commander, one thing jumps to the top of the list of critical elements that enabled the command’s overwhelming success:

Video shows progress on MAPS 3 whitewater rafting project

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

David Todd, program manager for Oklahoma City's Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) 3, updated the Oklahoma City Council this week on progress at the Oklahoma River. As part of the presentation he showed a flyover video from the city MAPS 3 office of the new whitewater rafting and kayaking project, showing the concrete formations that will frame the rushing

OKC has second-ranked healthiest housing market among 25 big cities, WalletHub says

Monday, August 3, 2015

WalletHub examined the real estate markets in 25 of the largest metropolitan areas across 10 key metrics using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Metrics included the following: equity level, “underwater” mortgages, “precarious” mortgages, down payment percentage, remaining time

How to explore OKC in August

Friday, July 31, 2015

Now that it's both the weekend and the start of a new month, it's a good time to look at ways to explore Oklahoma City and the surrounding regions or find local events that you want to attend. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) both offer plenty of resources to help you do that. Here's a list of

Big Bonanza: Indian gaming jobs pay out $1.8 billion annually, study shows

Thursday, July 30, 2015

By Molly M. Fleming The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Indian gaming industry employed 37,403 people last year through direct jobs and those indirectly related to the gambling operations, according to a study commissioned by the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association. In the same year, 60,000 Oklahomans were employed in logging and mining,

Boeing announces division move to Oklahoma City, breaks ground on new facility

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NEWS RELEASE OKLAHOMA CITY, July 29, 2015 – Boeing today broke ground on a new 290,000 square-foot facility with space for approximately 800 employees. The new structure, the third in Boeing’s existing campus, will open in summer 2016 and house employees working in engineering, research and development laboratories, and some support staff.

The playing field levels as more businesses and young professionals return to OKC

Monday, July 27, 2015

By Ben Felder The Oklahoma Gazette For decades, America’s top-tier cities represented a handful of metropolitan regions that seemed to have a monopoly on innovation and culture. Cities like Oklahoma City, in the heart of “fly-over country,” lacked a seat at the table when it came to world-class entertainment and cutting-edge business.