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Progress in the Innovation District

Two recent milestones in the Innovation District indicate that we are well on our way to creating a premier global destination for innovation in Oklahoma City.

After an extensive national search, Oklahoma City resident Katy Evans Boren has been named president and CEO of Oklahoma City’s Innovation District. Her entrepreneurial experience and legal and governance expertise will help to cast a vision for this area, establish and promote the Innovation District to the world and encourage the collaborations and connections that will define the district.

Boren earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served in private legal practice, at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and as regional vice president of Cox Communications. Most recently, she was chief of the utilities regulation unit in the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office. Boren is scheduled to begin her new role July 9.

The second milestone is the kickoff of the creation of a strategic development and land use plan by a talented team led by the planning firm Perkins + Will. This is a critical step in further defining how this important space will look and feel, how it will encourage connections and collaboration among innovation businesses and how it will integrate with area neighborhoods and businesses.

Read the full article at The Journal Record

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