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MAPS 4 passes by landslide margin

Published Wednesday, December 11, 2019
It was a landslide, among those who voted. Unofficial results show more than 70% of Oklahoma City voters supported MAPS 4, an historic margin of victory for an Oklahoma City sales tax measure. But while the vote was lopsided, voter turnout was low with fewer than 10% of eligible voters casting a vote for the tax. "We’ve never been this united on a more»

OKC named to Travel + Leisure's Top 50 Destinations in 2020

Published Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Meredith Corporation's Travel + Leisure announced yesterday the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020, the annual list of the most anticipated places to visit in the year ahead, according to the editors of Travel + Leisure. Now available on TravelandLeisure.com, this year’s global list includes seven destinations across the United States, including more»

Homeland store, headquarters included in plan for NE OKC

Published Wednesday, December 4, 2019
A new Homeland grocery store at the corner of NE 36th Street and Lincoln Boulevard could be up and running by spring of 2021, after the Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to include the project in the Northeast Renaissance Redevelopment Project Plan. A full-service, 30,000-square-foot Homeland grocery store with a bakery, deli and pharmacy is planned for more»

Holiday Pop-Up Shops return to Midtown

Published Thursday, November 28, 2019

The annual Holiday Pop-Up Shops, a rotating array of independent retailers, is returning to Midtown on Friday for its seventh season.

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Catching up with Tammy Fate on OKC Retail

Published Wednesday, November 27, 2019
With the Holidays quickly approaching we thought it would be a great time to look at the retail scene in Oklahoma City. When talking about all things retail in Oklahoma City there is no better person to talk to than Tammy Fate, sr. manager of retail development and recruitment for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. Fate was recently selected by ICSC as a more»

Shopping, giving locally keep community strong

Published Wednesday, November 27, 2019
This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a designated shopping day to support small businesses. Wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the day reminds us that as we kick off our holiday shopping, local businesses have an important impact on our community and economy. Local businesses are owned by people who are part of the community – their more»

Oklahoma City's unemployment rate continues to be one of the lowest in the U.S.

Published Friday, November 22, 2019
The unemployment rate in the Greater Oklahoma City MSA fell to 2.9% for the month of September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Oklahoma City currently has the 17th-lowest unemployment rate among major metros in the United States. The unemployment rate was 3.1% last month. On the state level, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.2%. more»

MAPS program spurs $7 billion in investment in Oklahoma City

Published Thursday, November 21, 2019
An analysis by RegionTrack released recently found that the impact of Oklahoma City’s investments in the Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) totals more than $7 billion. The report extends previous work completed in 2005 and 2009, which primarily focused on the influence of the first MAPS projects and the accompanying investment downtown. The new more»

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