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Boathouse District gaining amenities, events

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Since 2016, Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District has been drawing adventure enthusiasts, Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls and those with an interest in paddlesports to the Oklahoma River. Now, the district is expanding with new amenities and events that will draw local and national crowds to the area. The Boathouse District will play host to the 2020 more»

OKC MSA sees a drop in unemployment rate

Published Friday, February 14, 2020
According to the latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment dropped to 2.8% in the Oklahoma City MSA in December. It was down from 3.1% the previous month. This represented the 18th-lowest unemployment rate of all large metros in the country. For the calendar year, the unemployment rate for the metro hovered around 3%. In April, more»

The Chamber works with local developers for OKC

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2020
A new mixed-use development, “The Half,” is coming to Oklahoma City. The project isn’t the only of its kind under way in the metro, but developers say its central location and unique vendors could entice locals and out-of-towners alike. The story behind the development is indicative of some of the ways the Chamber assists local developers more»

Attention entrepreneurs, get your applications in for Rise of the Rest

Published Monday, February 10, 2020
On April 22, one OKC-based entrepreneur will go home with $100,000 of seed money at the Rise of the Rest Road Trip event. Applications are due Feb. 24. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our local entrepreneurs,” said Evan Fay, manager of innovation and entrepreneurship for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “Not only do they more»

Momentum continues in the Innovation District

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2020
The goals of the Innovation District have been clear from the start. This will be a place where innovation and entrepreneurship can flourish, where interaction can happen and ideas can develop, and where people can congregate, collaborate and network to share ideas, leading to new companies, inventions and breakthroughs in technology. This 1.3-square-mile more»

Oklahoma City named a Millennial boomtown

Published Sunday, January 19, 2020
Millennials (those born between about 1982 and 1996) have overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest generation in the U.S. labor force — that’s one-in-three of workers or people looking for work. With limitations on immigration and Baby Boomers retiring at an accelerating pace, businesses large and small are increasingly dependent on the Millennial more»

Bar K operators excited about future site in Boathouse District

Published Friday, January 17, 2020
Oklahoma City will be the second location for a growing Kansas City-based bar and restaurant concept, which has developed the furriest fan base. Bar K will be the first commercial development in the Boathouse District, opening early 2021. It will sit on the north side of Riversport Rapids. The bar is more than drinks and food. The two-acre site has two dog more»

OKC boasts a 3.1% unemployment rate for November

Published Thursday, January 16, 2020
Oklahoma City continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates among major metros according to the latest data release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the month of November, Oklahoma City had a rate of 3.1%, the 26th-lowest among metros with more than 1 million people. The rate was up slightly from October’s rate of 3.0%. The state also more»

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Shop Oklahoma City The Innovation District is well on its way to becoming one of OKC's biggest entrepreneurship hubs. Thanks to the passage of MAPS 4, it has lots of momentum right now!
Shop Oklahoma City In December, unemployment in OKC dropped to 2.8%--for reference, the national rate was 3.5%.
Shop Oklahoma City “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our local entrepreneurs. Not only do they have a chance to win $100,000 in seed money to further their concept, but they also get a chance to pitch their idea to Steve Case and other influential investors
@okcretail OKC was recently ranked among the top 10 millennial boomtowns in the US: which means that we have several Millennials coming to OKC and seeing lots of success in this market.
@okcretail A wave of new events and amenities are coming to OKC's Boathouse District
@okcretail When it comes to love in OKC, there's nothing our retail scene loves more than being able to connect new businesses with great local developers.
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