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Frenzy Brewing Co. set for public launch

Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019

A new craft brewer is set to enter the public.

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Moody's affirms OKC's AAA bond rating

Published Monday, March 4, 2019

We’re always talking about how especially fantastic OKC is to live in from a financial perspective—it’s one of the top 15 cities where high quality, low-cost living is very achievable and the housing market is ranked as the third most affordable in a survey of over 300 cities—and now for the ninth year in a row, OKC’s municipal financial management has resulted in the highest bond rating by Moody’s Investor Service. 

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OKC's housing market ranks as the third most affordable

Published Monday, February 25, 2019

One of the things we’re the most proud of here in Oklahoma City is how affordable it is to live here. Play around with the cost of living calculator on A Better Life if you don’t believe us. There’s never a shortage of lists and studies being published about how affordable OKC is, and today yet another fantastic study joins that list. In this year’s International Housing Affordability Survey by Demographia, OKC’s housing market ranked as the third most affordable in 309 cities across eight countries (in four continents!).

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Myriad Botanical Gardens among top 10 public parks

Published Friday, February 22, 2019

Parks may be meant for fun and games, but here in OKC we take how we craft and maintain our parks—how we craft and maintain our fun and games—very seriously. Whether it’s the current construction of the highly anticipated Scissortail Park, the beloved Myriad Botanical Gardens, or even the recently polished Kerr Park (we can see it from our building!), you don’t even need to be in OKC to see just how much we love our parks. In fact, recently the Minneapolis Star Tribune took notice of this when they named the Myriad Botanical Gardens one of the top 10 public parks to visit.

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OKC Streetcar how-to: brewery taproom crawl

Published Friday, February 22, 2019

Ding, ding! That’s your signal to get on the streetcar and have a day out. But what to do? We here at VeloCityHQ aim to please, so we’ve taken the liberty of checking out some experiences and ideas to relay to you (again, it’s a tough job and all that). So sit back, relax, and let us take you on a streetcar-based outing extravaganza. For this edition, we’re looking at a local beer taproom crawl (with a winery as well, just to salt-and-pepper the experience).

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O’Connor: Districts are a great investment

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thriving, unique commercial districts add immense value, celebrate our cultural diversity and support Oklahoma City’s economic development efforts.

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Economic growth projected to continue, report finds

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2019

According to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s 2019 Economic Forecast, the Oklahoma City metro economy is expected to continue its growth after a healthy year in 2018. Positive Oklahoma City metro job growth in 2019 is expected to increase by 2.1 percent or 13,600 jobs. However, a modest slowdown in activity could be forthcoming and the state and local economies are vulnerable to national uncertainties. If national conditions weaken in the second half of 2019, this could result in a noticeable drag on local and state forecasted growth.

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OKC's Opportunity Zones provide incentives for investment

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2019

An Opportunity Zone is a designation created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 allowing for certain investments in lower income areas to have tax advantages. The purpose of this program is to put capital to work that would otherwise be locked up due to the asset holder's unwillingness to trigger a capital gains tax.

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