Oklahoma City

Growth in OKC economy outpaces nation's average

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Oklahoman The economy in Oklahoma's two largest metropolitan areas outpaced national growth in 2013, according to figures released Tuesday from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. Oklahoma City's metro area economy grew 3.9 percent from 2012 to 2013, the bureau said in its analysis of gross domestic product. Tulsa's metro economy grew 3.5

Renovated OKC Memorial & Museum to reopen Sept. 16

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Oklahoman Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh’s Easter-yellow, 1977 Mercury Grand Marquis now sits in the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum’s newly renovated second floor. More than 1 million artifacts and pieces of evidence are kept within the walls of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Whether mangled debris,

OKC's Bricktown district is the place to eat, drink, play

Monday, September 8, 2014

A gleaming new Aloft hotel looks down on Bricktown, the 40-block warehouse district that is this city's major downtown area attraction.

The gleaming Aloft with its hip WXYZ Bar isn't technically in Bricktown but in the adjacent Deep Deuce neighborhood, but you can't blame it for wanting to be part of the city's busy entertainment district. It's where it's happening in OKC.

Get oudoors in OKC with ideas from The Better Life blog

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Check out this week's Better Life Blog for some tips on getting outdoors in OKC. Featured are the Rocktown Climbing Gym;kiteboarding, windsurfing, parasailing and more at Lake Hefner; the SandRidge SkyZip at the Oklahoma River; and BMX freestyle pioneer Mat Hoffman , subject of the "Birth of Big Air" documentary and founder of the Mat Hoffman Action Sports

Big business booming in northwest OKC

Friday, August 29, 2014

KFOR OKLAHOMA CITY – Big business is moving into northwest Oklahoma City. You might have spotted the start of construction on a lot of projects near Memorial Road, between Western Ave and Pennsylvania Ave. The Greater OKC Chamber says these new businesses should attract Oklahomans from well beyond the metro. Hard to believe, but in less than a

Bio Matters: Oklahoma researcher on quest to cure sickle cell disease

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Oklahoman Late on a Sunday evening in 2009, Robert Broyles, pushed a key on a computer and submitted a grant application to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Then a professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Broyles was advancing a novel approach to curing a devastating genetic blood disorder called sickle cell disease, which

Oklahoma City CVB unveils new logo, tourism campaign

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Oklahoman The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau is ditching its six-year-old “Cool and Warm” campaign and unveiling a new “OK Seeing is Believing” message that will include a special emphasis on the north Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth market. The new campaign, along with a new bureau logo incorporating the Skydance

New retailers attracted to thriving OKC market

Friday, August 15, 2014

KOCO OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. —A wave of new retailers are opening for business in Oklahoma City. West Elm opened its doors in Classen Curve on Thursday. The city reported that in the near future two other new major retailers will be moving in at Memorial Road and Western Avenue -- Cabela's and Top Golf. They have signed on to open at a major