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OKC convention center hotel draws interest from large firms

Friday, February 6, 2015

By Steve Lackmeyer The Oklahoman Some of the country’s biggest hotel operators are showing an interest in a request issued by Oklahoma City to develop a 500- to 800-room downtown convention hotel. The request-for-development proposals are due March 3, and among those inquiring about the project is Omni Hotels, which operates 60 properties in

Tinker to acquire land for KC-46A Pegasus maintenance

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

TINKER AFB, OKLA. - Tinker Air Force Base officials announced today the acquisition of 158 acres of land on the west side of the base to stand up a depot maintenance facility for the Air Force’s next-generation aerial refueling aircraft, the KC-46A Pegasus. The land purchase was made possible through a joint effort of the U.S. Air Force ($8 million),

2014 brought new jobs, new companies to OKC

Thursday, January 29, 2015

From the January issue of The Point! The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber pursued its goal of increasing the economic success of Oklahoma City by recruiting new companies and assisting with company expansions in 2014. During that time, the Chamber successfully worked on 215 economic development projects, resulting in more than 6,500 new jobs for the region.

Look back, look forward: Taking stock in Central Oklahoma

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

By Kristi Eaton Slice Magazine The Oklahoma City metro area is in the midst of a development boom. New, exciting projects are popping up all over and helping create a diverse, thriving metropolis. But keeping the state's legacy alive is also important, as evidenced by the many projects growing from efforts to revitalize the city's historical aspects. Here

Forbes ranks OKC Thunder fans No. 2 in NBA

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We in Oklahoma City already know we love our OKC Thunder team. But actual data has now verified that enthusiasm.

Periscope: Chamber breakfast starts year with a sizzle

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Journal Record The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s annual legislative breakfast always feels like the first day of Capitol boot camp. There’s inauguration day, which is sort of like enlistment – lots of promises with little mention of ensuing pain – and there’s the Associated Press’ annual legislative forum in early

Mayor Cornett touts progress at State of the City

Thursday, January 15, 2015

by William Crum The Oklahoman Mayor Mick Cornett tempered an upbeat speech on Oklahoma City's progress Wednesday with a reminder of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing. Nearly 1,500 people attending the State of the City luncheon fell silent as Cornett reminded them April 19, 2015, would be a “milestone in

Oklahoma ranks ninth among top moving destinations

Monday, January 5, 2015

By The Journal Record Staff OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma ranks No. 9 on the list of Top Moving Destinations of 2014, according to the 2014 Annual National Movers Study released by United Van Lines. In 2014, more residents were moving into Oklahoma than out of Oklahoma, with 57 percent of moves being inbound. Oregon held on to its title as Top Moving