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Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s reaffirm OKC Utilities’ triple-A bond ratings

Published Friday, May 31, 2019

The Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust (OCWUT) has again earned the highest possible ratings from S&P Global Ratings (Standard & Poor’s) and Moody’s, two of the nation’s most respected financial rating agencies.

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Taking OKC retail global

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019

For more than a decade, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has organized a delegation from Oklahoma City to exhibit at the annual ICSC RECon conference in Las Vegas. With nearly two million square feet of exhibit space and 37,000 attendees, RECon is the largest retail conference in North America.

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Beer business booming for Oklahoma

Published Friday, May 24, 2019

As Oklahomans open a can or bottle of their favorite cold one this Memorial Day, a new economic impact survey shows just how much support the industry provides.

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Balance of retailers boosts economy

Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019

One look at the Costco parking lot and you can see that retail is an economic driver – from the development and purchase of real estate to job creation and the increase in sales tax revenue. The majority of Oklahoma City’s general operating fund is dependent on sales tax revenue; it’s how we fund core services such as police, fire, street repair, parks and public transit.

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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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