This week, Oklahoma City offers more events, festivities and activities than even the most ambitious could fit in. These events showcase some of Oklahoma City’s best cultural events, artistic performances, venues and entertainment value. Red Earth Festival runs June 30-July 2 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. This 36th annual event is a celebration of Native art and culture for all ages, with art activities and works for sale from some of America’s most celebr
This spring was a good one for Oklahoma City, when we earned multiple national accolades for a variety of economic and social indicators. We always rank well in affordability and low cost of living among cities our size. One of the driving factors is our housing market; we’re in an enviable position and not just within the U.S. The 2022 Demographia International Housing Study ranked Oklahoma City is the second-most affordable housing market among 92 international markets. The
In August, the Oklahoma Brownfields Conference returns to Oklahoma City. This event is an opportunity for public and private investors and redevelopers to learn more about brownfields, grants and the redevelopment process. Brownfields are underused or abandoned properties with confirmed or possible environmental contaminants that complicate development opportunities. Often the sites sit on old industrial or commercial facilities, such as an abandoned factory or gas station th
The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City commissioned a downtown housing study by Economic & Planning Systems Inc. to identify trends and conditions in downtown housing and how Oklahoma City can continue to develop the types of downtown housing that will best support our residents’ needs and encourage further economic development. Housing demand in Oklahoma City has been driven by a resilient economy, anchored by strong population, employment, and income growth.