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.
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.
Friday, January 3, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – The general fund sales tax in Oklahoma City was up 2.2 percent in December from December 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.