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O’Connor: Future innovation

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

One of the most interesting and exciting changes in Oklahoma City in recent years has been the emergence of unique districts throughout the city.

Allegiant adds Oklahoma City route

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Allegiant Air has announced nonstop service  from Oklahoma City to Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Fla. 

An emerging tech center

Monday, March 7, 2016

Two decades after Oklahoma City embraced a groundbreaking initiative that remade the city through a series of pay-as-you-go projects, another initiative is emerging with implications for economic development. In October, the Brookings Institution announced that Oklahoma City is one of two pilot cities included in a study about developing an innovation district in an area of the city heavily focused on biotechnology research.

Chamber responds to death of Aubrey McClendon

Thursday, March 3, 2016

"We are shocked and saddened by the passing of Aubrey McClendon and join in prayer for his family," said David Rainbolt, Chairman of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. "The quality of life we have come to enjoy in Oklahoma City is due in no small part to his vision and generosity. Very few have the ability or the drive to change a community or state, much less the entire world as Aubrey did. In a way, this is an end of an era, but Aubrey would want us to build on his legacy as we look to the future. He belongs to the ages now, but we will never forget him."

Essentials: cowboys, canal walk and steak in Oklahoma City

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Associated Press recently featured Oklahoma City in its Essentials column, and the story ran in publications throughout the country, including the New York Times. By Beth J. Harpaz AP Travel Editor What might be Oklahoma City's best-known attraction is also a reminder of one of its darkest days: the Oklahoma National Memorial & Museum. The site

New to OKC? Check out golf and other ways to explore it on The Better Life Blog

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

If you're new to Oklahoma City and want to know where to live, this week's posts on The Better Life Blog will help you. This blog, found on the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's A Better Life OKC website, is geared toward people who have recently moved to Oklahoma City, but it's also a great resource for anyone who wants to explore the community and state.

Turnpike plan will be boost for central Oklahoma

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

By Roy Williams For The Oklahoman We applaud recent efforts that Gov. Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority have put into strengthening the state's roadways, specifically the news that central Oklahoma will see the Kilpatrick Extension expanded on its west side and a new turnpike built in eastern Oklahoma County. The new eastern Oklahoma County

Learn about OKC developments related to Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts at Chamber Forum

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hear from experts about Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts and what they mean for OKC. Spurring development has been the goal of Oklahoma City’s TIF districts. At the next Chamber Forum on Thursday, March 24, guests will hear from a panel of experts who will outline the mechanics of this financing mechanism, the success they have generated and