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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New website launched to inform people about the innovation district

Last fall, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber announced a local partnership with the Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces to study the area in and around the Oklahoma Health Center and Automobile Ally as an emerging innovation district.

To keep you updated about what's going on in this area related to the innovation district, the Chamber has launched a new website, found at Read about what we're doing in Oklahoma City, about other innovation districts, about related work and findings of Brookings and PPS here and elsewhere and more. Also, check the blog for news and updates as we go, and see a list of helpful links and resources

This study will focus on the district’s economic strengths’ and quality of place, and is part of the Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking. The initiative will examine the rising interplay between innovation, quality places and economic growth by studying innovation districts in Oklahoma City and Philadelphia. The work aims to catalyze a new approach to city-building that integrates the reinforcing benefits of vibrant public spaces, innovative urban economies and inclusive growth.

Also, while you're on the website, sign up for regular email updates about the area.


This study is funded through a partnership of community organizations that includes:

  • Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
  • Presbyterian Health Foundation
  • Oklahoma City Health Center Foundation
  • City of Oklahoma City
  • Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City

Community supporters include:

  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • University of Oklahoma