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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

Urban Pioneers see potential for more districts in OKC

Thursday, June 11, 2015

By Molly M. Fleming The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Twenty-eight years ago, Chris Salyer started purchasing buildings on N. Broadway Avenue. The area, now called Automobile Alley after its history of car dealerships, had elements that Salyer said would make it a thriving commercial area. “It was a street named Broadway, which is a

Red Earth Festival begins with parade on Friday

Thursday, June 4, 2015

If you’ve been in OKC any time at all, chances are that you’ve heard of the Red Earth Festival. The exciting three-day event celebrates the rich Native American culture that makes our city and state unlike any other. The event will kick off with the annual Red Earth Festival parade this Friday in downtown OKC. The majestic parade is a certainly

Last chance: Apply by Monday, June 1, for Metro 50 Awards

Friday, May 29, 2015

Make sure your company has the opportunity to be recognized as one of the top 50 fastest-growing companies in the metro area by applying for the Chamber's Metro 50 awards. Applications are due Monday, June 1. The Metro 50 Awards Banquet is one of Greater Oklahoma City's most prestigious events. The metropolitan area's fastest growing, privately-owned

OKC: Shortest commute in U.S., institute says

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) recently released a report which analyzed aspects of commuting in the 30 largest U.S. cities using data from the 2013 American Community Survey. Aspects studied included average worker age, gender, access to a personal vehicle, carpooling behavior, use of public transit, and length of