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OKC Moving Forward With Innovation District

Friday, July 14, 2017

Oklahoma City is home to several thriving districts, and a new one is on the horizon.

InternOKC Program Helps Recruit And Retain Young Professionals

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ten years ago the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce saw a problem, that Oklahoma's most talented students took jobs out of state after graduation. So, the chamber started InternOKC, a program designed to entice them to stay.

Seventy percent of interns recently surveyed said they would stay in Oklahoma City

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Brittany Sanger left Oklahoma in search of job opportunities. She grew up in Edmond, where she knew others her age whose first inclination, like hers, was to leave the state.

“I just wanted to travel,” Sanger said. “I always wanted to move somewhere else after college.”

When she went to the University of Oklahoma she was pre-med but decided to switch to a culinary degree after interning at a seafood restaurant in Los Angeles.

OKC finds savings from putting fewer people in jail

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – City Hall’s new $1.41 million contract for jail services through the Oklahoma County Board of Commissioners is a significant savings compared with the previous fiscal year because of efforts to detain fewer people, officials said.

 

Bell takes command of 72 ABW

Monday, July 3, 2017

The 72nd Air Base Wing, the host organization for Tinker Air Force Base, recently welcomed a new commander. Col. Kenyon Bell assumed command of the unit from Col. Stephanie Wilson during a ceremony at the Tinker Club on May 1, presided over by Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center. Bell, a USAF Academy graduate, had previously

Park will benefit generations to come, Oklahoma City mayor says

Friday, June 30, 2017

Against a backdrop of children flying kites and tossing Frisbees, Mayor Mick Cornett said Thursday the new downtown park will be a canvas for Oklahoma City, continually reimagined by future generations.

Scissortail Park is name given to downtown Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 park

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Downtown Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 downtown park will be known as Scissortail Park. The name was revealed Thursday at a ceremony marking the start of park construction.

Construction set to start at First National in September

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Developers of First National Center are preparing to start conversion of two-thirds of the building into a 680-space garage in September as negotiations advance with Oklahoma City for tax increment financing assistance.

The parking is part of a $230 million redevelopment that would convert the original 1931 Art Deco tower into housing and a hotel, while the 1957 and 1972 additions built to the east of the tower will be converted into a garage with retail on the ground floor.