Friday, November 20, 2015
By Sarah Terry-Cobo The Journal Record
OKLAHOMA CITY – Low commodity prices have been a drag on Oklahoma’s economy, and the effect will likely get worse in the short term, according to three local economists. Yet Oklahoma City’s geography will aid growth in the medium term, said University of Central Oklahoma Business College Dean Mickey
Monday, November 16, 2015
Oklahoma became the nation's 46th state 108 years ago today, on Nov. 16, 1907, but the capital didn't move to Oklahoma City (from the Territorial Capital of Guthrie) until voters decided to make it so three years later. The now-126-year-old Greater OKC Chamber led the campaign to move it in 1910 because the metro area by then was thriving. Vying for the
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
In America's heartland, the race is on to show that not all cutting-edge products have to come from Silicon Valley.
BY ANNA HENSEL Editorial assistant, Inc. Magazine Twitter: @ahhensel
For U.S. cities looking to become the next big tech hub, it's not enough to just recruit eager entrepreneurs. Cities also have to attract the employees (coders, designers,
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 3, 2015) -- A new national survey for October shows that small-business owners in Oklahoma City ranked No. 1 among 62 cities this month for their feelings about current and future economic conditions.
In its monthly Small-Business Sentiment Survey of more than 15,000 small businesses nationwide, Thumbtack found that Oklahoma City small
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
If you want to know where the best and most ghoulish places to celebrate Halloween in Oklahoma City are, as well as some of the more family-friendly spots, check out this week's Better Life Blog for all of the haunted hotspots.
Targeted to Oklahoma City-area newcomers and those who want to move here, the Better Life Blog each week serves up the best ways
Friday, October 16, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (October 14, 2015) – The Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces have begun an 18-month study of Oklahoma City’s emerging innovation district, an area encompassing the Oklahoma Health Center and Automobile Alley. This work, which will focus on the district’s economic strengths’ and quality of place, is part
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
In the story this week on The Atlantic's website, "How One of America's Most Overweight Cities Lost a Million Pounds," writer Ian Birrell explored Oklahoma City and the initiative led by Mayor Mick Cornett to put the city's residents on a diet and then transform the city into a pedestrian- and bike-friendly place.
"The mayor of Oklahoma City declared
Friday, October 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 8, 2015—Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott today announced the establishment of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking, a collaboration between the Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces. The initiative is made possible through a gift from Brookings trustee Robert M. Bass