January 8, 2020

2020 will keep us very busy at the Alliance for Economic Development with projects in several parts of OKC. We will begin construction on Homeland at NE 36th st

December 18, 2019

The last two weeks of the year offer more festive events and winter entertainment opportunities than you can fit in. Downtown in December is a series of holiday events and attractions in Oklahoma City.

December 11, 2019

The United Way of Central Oklahoma is entering the final weeks of its annual fundraising campaign and could use your help in reaching its goal. This year’s goal of $17.1 million will be distributed among 113 health and human service programs at 57 Partner Agencies in t...

December 4, 2019

Originally published in The Journal Record

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, Oklahoma City voters will be asked to reinvest in our city through MAPS 4. By now you’ve probably heard opinions about the estimated $978 million package to fund 16 interconnected projects across the city....

December 2, 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 ec...

November 20, 2019

This week, Oklahoma City is hosting the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors. Since 1986, the Mayors’ Institute has helped transform communities throu...

November 13, 2019

The intercity visit to Houston last week, organized by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, highlighted examples of Houston’s changing demographics, efforts to rebrand as a tourist destination, work to create a hub for entrepreneurship and innovation and the impact of ne...

November 6, 2019

Regional economic development makes sense on several levels.

Over the past few months, the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments has been working with TIP Strategies to update the Capital Area Economic Development District of Oklahoma’s 2012 Comprehensive Economic...

November 4, 2019

Oklahoma City’s historic structures tell the story of commerce, culture, civil rights efforts, state history and the business and cultural icons who were key to that history. These often neglected landmarks and buildings are worthy of the thoughtful planning, time and...

October 30, 2019

In December 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a program known as opportunity zones. The purpose is to provide tax incentives, as well as temporary tax deferral on capital gains, when investors reinvest gains in opportunity zone funds. In return, the money is used...

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