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OKC unemployment rate continues to be one of the lowest in the U.S.

Published Friday, June 14, 2019

For the month of April, the Greater Oklahoma City MSA had the sixth-lowest unemployment rate among major U.S. metros at 2.6 percent.

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New restaurant roundup: Paseo Arts District

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019

As Oklahoma City’s restaurant scene continues to evolve, the Paseo Arts District has seen significant additions to an already thriving culinary collection.

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Lucky 7: Parlor OKC announces first seven concepts

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Lingo Construction is hard at work these days building Parlor OKC, a 13,000-square-foot food hall from the Meriwether Companies of Boulder, Colorado, in the Central Exchange development.

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Streetcars + screwdrivers: All aboard the OKC Streetcar brunch train

Published Friday, May 31, 2019

Hey, you wanna have a Sunday Funday (or a Saturday “Blasturday” or some other weekend sobriquet)? We’re not judging. Let’s get that sucker kicked off with a great brunch, eh? And a fantastic way to facilitate that would be to use the OKC Streetcar.

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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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