Oklahoma City

Heat relief: Lower temperatures cultivate tourism

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The lower summer temperatures have brought more visitors to outdoor tourism attractions. The Oklahoma City Zoo achieved a historic visitor number during the 2013-2014 fiscal year, Marketing and Public Relations Manager Candice Rennels said. It exceeded 1 million guests as of June 30. This is the zoo’s first

More OKC praise: 'A Hidden Gem of American Cool'

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

We already knew all the gems that Oklahoma City has to offer, but it has gotten some neat and national attention lately from people outside the state. First, the New York Times told readers on its front page on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, about Oklahoma City's affordable housing and its appeal to millennials and people who are moving from other states to live

4 companies go the distance for Metro 50 sustainers

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) – For a record 12th time, Paycom made the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Metro 50 list released last week. The Oklahoma City-based company, which went public in April, qualified for the list based on its percentage of annual growth in 2013. In fact, more than half of the companies named to the 2014 Metro 50

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