Oklahoma City

Editorial: MAPS to success

Monday, January 6, 2014

Without the Metropolitan Area Projects, Oklahoma City would not have an NBA team, an Olympic training center, a canal through an entertainment district or a first-rate ballpark. And without those, the city probably would not have a standard of living sufficient to attract and hold a workforce for Devon, Chesapeake, Dell, Continental Resources, or any of the other companies whose payrolls and taxes have fueled the economic comeback.

Oklahoma City a leader in housing recovery, The Wall Street Journal reports

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Not every mention that Oklahoma City gets on every “Best of” list or “national” website deserves acknowledging, but five paragraphs of good news in a cover story in The Wall Street Journal is still worth repeating in the hometown paper.

OKC sales tax collections increase

Friday, January 3, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – The general fund sales tax in Oklahoma City was up 2.2 percent in December from December 2012.

236 new positions through programs

Monday, December 30, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Commerce announced that 236 new jobs will be created by seven companies in the Quality Jobs Program and the Small Employer Quality Jobs Program.

GE Selects Oklahoma City Site for New Global Hub of Oil & Gas Technology Innovation

Friday, December 6, 2013

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the selection of a site in Downtown Oklahoma City for the company’s first-ever Global Research Center dedicated to Oil & Gas technology. GE’s new Center will create 130 high-tech jobs and is expected to have a direct and indirect economic impact of $13 million on the state and local economies.

Rower Robin Prendes in Oklahoma City working toward 2016 Olympics

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Not many rowers arrive at Princeton having been born in Cuba and trained in the alligator-infested canals near Miami, but that was Robin Prendes' path to the 2012 Olympics in London.

How kayaking brought Arezou Motamedi from Iran to Oklahoma City

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The five-day Oklahoma Regatta Festival will bring hundreds of rowers and paddlers to Oklahoma City. None of them have a story quite like Arezou Motamedi.

Executive Q&A: A welcome chance to return to Oklahoma

Sunday, August 18, 2013

When Ponca City native Chris Scully completed his graduate degree here in the mid-1990s, he found most of his job prospects were out of state. Scully spent 11 years with Intel, in Oregon and Arizona, before Oklahoma — thanks to Dell — offered a competitive technology job to beckon him back in August 2006.