Oklahoma City

NY Times: People flocking to OKC for affordable housing

Monday, August 4, 2014

New York Times OKLAHOMA CITY — Americans have never hesitated to pack up the U-Haul in search of the big time, a better job or just warmer weather. But these days, domestic migrants are increasingly driven by the quest for cheaper housing. The country’s fastest-growing cities are now those where housing is more affordable than average, a

OKC among fastest growing cities: What it means for meetings

Friday, August 1, 2014

The latest census reports show Oklahoma City is among those experiencing a wave of population growth, filching residents from the nation’s biggest urban areas. What could the boom mean in terms of meetings infrastructure for these cities —and could it help position them to outsell first-tier strongholds?

OKC: 'artsy,' 'funky,' 'refined,'' says Esquire Magazine

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Esquire On a cross-country journey, James Joiner, the special projects editor for Esquire (Magazine) Digital, explored Oklahoma City and found it artsy, funky and sophisticated. “The ring of urban sprawl that encircles downtown is a moat of cool local shops and antique stores,” he wrote for Esquire. “Oklahoma City is a southern city, but

OKC: No. 1 in number of CNG fueling stations

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bankrate has cited Oklahoma City for leading the nation in the number of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, with 11 in the metro area. Find out more about CNG and converting your car to CNG fuel from CNG of OKC and CNG Insterstate. For more about what it's like to drive a CNG car and why to do it, read this 2013 column by The Oklahoman's

Capitol building a reminder of Oklahoma's past, future

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Oklahoman One hundred years ago today (July 20, 2014), on a small hill overlooking Oklahoma City, throngs of spectators crowded the area where Gov. Lee Cruce was to drive a silver-plated pick into the ground. The excitement was palpable. More than 5,000 people came in cars, walked or took the train to witness this auspicious groundbreaking. The day

OKC: No. 1 best city to launch a startup

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Access to funding, labor and the cost of living can make or break a new business. Based on a NerdWallet study, 10 cities have been named the best in the country to launch a startup. OKC is ranked No. 1, CNN Money reports: "If you have entrepreneurial dreams, you'll want to consider Oklahoma City. It nabbed the title of the best place to launch a small

OKCFestís performers get city in tune with local music fans

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Oklahoman A diverse sampling of music, from country and Americana to bluegrass and rock, brought a festive air to downtown Oklahoma City on Friday, the first day of the inaugural OKCFest. The former Ford dealership parking lot was far more crowded with concert-goers than it ever was with cars and trucks as thousands of country music fans flocked to the

Education: moving forward after Common Core

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Oklahoman NOTE: Paul Risser is the former state higher education chancellor and chairman of the University Research Cabinet at the University of Oklahoma. Recent debate about the Common Core State Standards has been less than a model of clarity. The result is considerable misinformation, confusion, frustration, unfortunate politics and a possible