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New burger concept coming to OKC’s Plaza District in June

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A group of hamburger enthusiasts are bringing a small, yet mighty, new concept to the Plaza District.

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OKC metro boasts the 5th-lowest unemployment rate in the U.S.

Published Monday, May 13, 2019

For the month of March, the unemployment rate in the Oklahoma City MSA fell to 3.0 percent. This represents the 5th-lowest unemployment rate in country among major metros.

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Chamber-led delegation sells OKC at retail trade show

Published Monday, May 6, 2019

Oklahoma City’s retail market continues to experience success, both in recruiting national retail chains to locate in Oklahoma City and in organically producing a distinctive local retail culture. With the goal to further that success—and boost the city’s retail sales tax collections—a delegation from the Chamber and the City of Oklahoma City will attend the International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon conference May 19-22 to connect with more than 36,000 retailers, business owners and developers in Las Vegas.

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Costco set to open first OKC location

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2019

On May 16, retail giant Costco will officially open their first store in the Oklahoma City market. The store will be located near Kilpatrick Turnpike and Western Ave., and feature more than 160,000 square feet.

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Angry Scotsman Brewing opening new taproom

Published Friday, April 26, 2019

Angry Scotsman Brewing Co.’s new taproom will open at noon Saturday at 704 W. Reno Ave. in Oklahoma City.

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Brookings report highlights economic success

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019

When economic success is measured on a national scale, factors such as U.S. gross domestic product, expanding jobs, falling unemployment, and rising stock prices are good indicators of our country’s economic well-being. But there are other factors, such as inclusion and growth, that provide a more in-depth picture of how healthy our economy is.

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New Brookings report gives OKC high marks

Published Thursday, April 18, 2019

A new report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program explores the local realities of America’s economic progress, illuminating how metropolitan economies are performing today and over the past decade. Beyond the headlines of the nation’s rising GDP, low unemployment rate and stock market performance, the report finds that truly inclusive economic growth remains rare in metro America.

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Spring events bring people, connectivity

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Spring in Oklahoma means changing weather, spring flowers and the start of many outdoor festivals and events. Some are ongoing throughout the summer, like First Friday in Oklahoma City’s Paseo District or Live on the Plaza in the Plaza District. These and other monthly district events feature artists, live music, local shopping and a good reason to get out with friends and family.

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