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4:46 am
Tue December 2, 2014

‘Pride Of The Plains’: National Geographic Calls Oklahoma City ‘Best Trip’ Of 2015

katsrcool Flickr

Last month National Geographic Traveler unveiled its annual Best Trips list online – 20 places editors say travelers have to see next year.

Oklahoma City and three other American locales appear in the December/January issue on newsstands Tuesday – alongside destinations as diverse as Choquequirao, Peru, Esteros del Iberá, Argentina, and the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar.

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Business Intelligence Report
8:37 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Some Oklahoma Concert Promoters Worried About Live Music Market Saturation

A worker repairs a sign above the Chevy Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City.
Brent Fuchs The Journal Reocrd

There's no shortage of large and small live music venues across Oklahoma.

In Oklahoma City, the owners of the Wormy Dog Saloon in Bricktown told The Journal Record's Molly Fleming they're partnering with a Colorado investor to open a 4,200-person venue sometime late next year. But some promoters are concerned.

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Business Intelligence Report
6:24 am
Fri October 17, 2014

City Council And Planning Commission Hope planOKC Will Cut Back Urban Sprawl

Urbanative Wikimedia Commons

On Tuesday the City Council of Oklahoma City met for a “rare joint workshop” meeting with the Oklahoma City Planning Commission.

They were looking over planOKC - sort-of a guideline for growth over the 621 square mile community that’s one of the largest in the country based on geographic boundaries.

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Business Intelligence Report
6:37 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Oklahoma City's Next Food Truck Park Could Bring New Life To Farmers Market District

The recently opened Bleu Garten food truck park along NW 10th Street in Oklahoma City
Corbin Greer KGOU

One side effect of Oklahoma City’s urban renewal has been a booming food truck industry.

The popular monthly H&8th festival closes out its seven month-long 2014 season October 31, and last month a permanent food truck park opened along NW 10th Street between the Midtown and Automobile Alley areas of Oklahoma City.

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Business Intelligence Report
6:39 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Oklahoma City Housing Shortage Could Send Residents To Outlying Neighborhoods

A townhome at The Hill at Bricktown in downtown Oklahoma City.
Brent Fuchs The Journal Record

Over a seven-year period, the number of homes in downtown Oklahoma City will more than quadruple, and almost none of them will be for sale.

Oklahoma City Assistant City Planner Ian Colgan says 96 percent of the homes downtown are rentals - demonstrating a growing trend of lease properties, as opposed to traditional, single-family homes for sale.

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Business and Economy
7:46 am
Mon September 8, 2014

VIDEO: Mick Cornett Describes Oklahoma City's Vibrancy On 'Meet The Press'

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett participated in a discussion Sunday about how mayors in several major American cities are changing the way government works. Cornett appeared alongside Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Tacoma, Washington Mayor Marilyn Strickland on Sunday's episode of Meet The Press.

Oklahoma City's Republican chief executive has advocated for tax increases in the past, and he told the show's moderator Chuck Todd residents differentiate between the type of government they don't mind paying for and the type they don't like to pay for.

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1:30 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Affordable Housing Draws Middle Class To Oklahoma City, Other Inland Communities

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.
Oklahoma City, for example, has outpaced most other cities in growth since 2011, becoming the 12th-fastest-growing city last year. It has also won over a coveted demographic, young adults age 25 to 34, going from a net loss of millennials to a net gain. Other affordable cities that have jumped in the growth rankings include several in Texas, including El Paso and San Antonio, as well as Columbus, Ohio, and Little Rock, Ark.
OneSix8
10:33 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Shrek The Musical, Reggae Fest & Michael Bublé

Credit Sooner Theatre

Central Oklahoma feels the rhythm with a musical that’s a family favorite and two long-awaited returning acts. 

Families can travel to a land far, far away, or actually just to Main Street in Norman, to watch Sooner Theatre perform Shrek The Musical this weekend.

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Oklahoma Voices
11:29 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Why Oklahoma City, Other Metropolitan Areas Are Crucial To The Economy

riveraa8 Flickr Creative Commons

Author and Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program fellow Jennifer Bradley argues that cities like Oklahoma City are vital to a post-recession economy. During Oklahoma City’s 2014 Mayor’s Development Roundtable in May, she said she admires Oklahoma’s progress and improvement.

“When it comes to building a livable, sustainable, and economically viable place, there’s no such thing as finished,” Bradley says.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
8:41 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Why The OKC Coalition To Pump Water From Southeast Oklahoma Fell Apart

Mitchell Logan supervises a pump station near Macomb, the 100-mile Atoka Pipeline's last stop on its way to the Oklahoma City metro.
Joe Wertz StateImpact Oklahoma

Oklahoma City has been pumping water out of southeast Oklahoma along the Atoka pipeline for 50 years.

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