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August 7, 2019

Last week, the Land Use and Strategic Development Plan for the Oklahoma City Innovation District was introduced. The plan addresses key considerations identified through community engagement with nearly 500 area residents, employees, workers, business owners, students...

July 31, 2019

Opportunity zones represent a new way to invest in the Oklahoma City renaissance. This week, we are unveiling the website www.okcopportunityzones.com to market our opportunity zones to potential projects, businesses and investors.

The site allows projects and business o...

July 23, 2019

Oklahoma City is a great place to live – we all know it. And now there’s a bigger push to let the rest of the world know. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber just launched a new relocation and talent-attraction website, www.abetterlifeokc.com, with features aimed specifi...

July 17, 2019

Leaders in central Oklahoma have made significant progress on criminal justice reform in the past few months. In May, Oklahoma County commissioners created the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority. The trust will recommend the most efficient use of resources in t...

July 9, 2019

Oklahoma City has been hard at work creating a sense of place with public art. Thanks to the 2009 initiative that requires 1% of the construction budget for public projects to be spent on public art, we’ve seen 10 years of new sculptures, murals and art installations a...

July 2, 2019

If you lived in Oklahoma City before the Bricktown Canal opened in 1999, you know that Bricktown was a very different place. The first MAPS program built the ballpark and the canal, dramatically changing the look of Bricktown, accelerating the development in that distr...

June 25, 2019

This summer brings several important horse shows to Oklahoma City. We just wrapped the weeklong National Reining Horse Derby. We’ll host the Arabian Horse Association Youth Nationals July 20-27 and the American Quarter Horse Youth World Championship Aug. 1-10.

These two...

June 18, 2019

MAPS 4 is already shaping up to be a different election. Last fall, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt made an open call where citizens could submit ideas through the city of Oklahoma City’s ideas4maps website, via social media and mail. He encouraged residents to dream bi...

June 11, 2019

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally, the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and...

June 4, 2019

Oklahoma City has been blessed with a handful of visionary leaders whose big dreams and unique talents have brought to life some of our largest development projects and transformed our city into the place we enjoy today.

Two of those leaders, a team I depend on for pers...

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