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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»

OKC is making all the best lists

Published Tuesday, January 14, 2020
We know you’ve grown to love OKC, but you’re not the only one. The city is continuing to catch the attention of some big names. Most recently, “Travel + Leisure” listed Oklahoma City as one of its 50 places to travel in 2020. We’re on the same list as international cities, such as Addis Adaba in Ethiopia and Beijing, China. more»

2020 brings more development opportunities

Published Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The beginning of a new year gives us the opportunity to look ahead to upcoming projects and their potential impact on our city. And thanks to Oklahoma City residents, the passage of MAPS 4 will also help to buoy our economy and fund public projects that have great potential to spur private development and investment.

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OKC unemployment remains steady for October

Published Friday, December 20, 2019
According to recently released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for the Oklahoma City metro remained at 2.9% for the month of October. Oklahoma City has the 19th-lowest unemployment rate for major metros of more than 1 million population. Oklahoma County and the State of Oklahoma had unemployment rates of 3.1% and 3.3%, more»

5-story residential complex planned at Classen Curve

Published Thursday, December 19, 2019
Construction is slated to begin in 2020 for The Residences at Classen Curve, a five-story, 325-unit multifamily housing development in northwest Oklahoma City. The first units may be occupied by late 2021. Hines, an international real estate firm with its headquarters in Houston, has partnered with Oklahoma City-based Humphreys Capital to develop the more»

Dog park and bar planned for Oklahoma River front

Published Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Bar K, part dog park, bar, restaurant and event space is set to be the first commercial anchor for the Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River. Pending approval by the Oklahoma City Council, construction is expected to begin this winter with an opening by early 2021. The start of commercial development coincides with efforts to make the growing outdoor more»

Bakery Bling moving headquarters to OKC

Published Wednesday, December 18, 2019
The Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust has agreed to provide up to $400,000 in incentives to the company in exchange for the jobs created. “We looked all over the place – Texas, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Idaho,” Bakery Bling CEO Lauren Brooks said at Tuesday’s Economic Development Trust meeting. “I would say the building more»

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