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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

New to OKC? Explore the Better Life Blog

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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.

Oklahomans make several connections at international BIO convention

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Oklahoma Bioscience Association’s delegation on Tuesday traveled from Oklahoma to Philadelphia to promote the state’s bioscience sector during the 2015 international convention of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). BY LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN For The Oklahoman PHILADELPHIA — By mid-day on Tuesday, people in bioscience fields

OKC mayor at deadCenter Film Festival: City's unity has led to success

Friday, June 12, 2015

In making the documentary "Oklahoma City: The Boom, the Bomb and the Bust," Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett wanted to tell a part of the city's history that many people don't know, he said during deadCenter Film Festival discussion on Friday. "We are raising a generation of young people in this community who think the ballpark's always been downtown, who

Oklahoma economy growing among fastest in U.S.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Oklahoma's economy is the 10th fastest-growing among all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, according to numbers released this week by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis. Oklahoma had a 2.8 percent growth in Real Gross Domestic Product between 2013 and 2014. The Wall Street Journal noted that mining, which includes oil