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Innovators BioSummit

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

By Brian Brus The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The membrane between agriculture research and biotech is more permeable than people imagine, said Scott Meacham, chief executive of the i2E technology startup support agency. “The bio space is pretty narrow in Oklahoma,” he said. “Everyone already seems to know each other well,

The next hot spot: Three OKC districts welcome the challenge of redevelopment

Thursday, March 26, 2015

By Molly M. Fleming The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – While places like Bricktown and the Plaza District have evolved into booming areas, other spots in the city are still in development. Leaders from Uptown 23rd District, the Windsor District, and Envision 240 said their areas have challenges, but they haven’t given up on becoming the next

OKC Zoo welcomes baby gorilla

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO WELCOMES FIRST BABY OF 2015 -- A Western Lowland Gorilla The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is celebrating great news in a small package! A Western lowland gorilla was born at the Zoo on Tuesday, March 24, at 10:33 a.m. at Great EscApe to mom Emily, 29. This birth is the fifth for Emily and the second offspring for dad Togo, 27,

Community Partners to host “Meet Oklahoma” at SXSW

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 2, 2015) – The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, along with a group of community organizations, are combining efforts to give an estimated 65,000 South by Southwest attendees an opportunity to “Meet Oklahoma” at the conference trade show on March 15-18 in Austin, Texas. The Meet Oklahoma group will be at

Creativity World Forum Spotlight: The 404 LLC Co-Working Co-Op

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

By Brian Brus The Journal Record Editor’s note: Creative Oklahoma, a nonprofit group dedicated to supporting the state’s innovative economic strengths, will host this year’s Creativity World Forum on March 31 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. Registration information is available at www.stateofcreativity.com. The 404 LLC is

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.