What makes an aspirational city? This article, listing the “Hot U.S. Cities That Offer Both Jobs and Culture,” cites the following: 50% Economy 25% Quality of Life 25% Demographic Factors But I like the following excerpt: Yes, the great rule of aspirational cities is that they change over time, becoming sometimes less entrepreneurial, more expensive, […]
By now, we all know the impact that the MAPS projects have had on our local economy and our quality of life and there’s no doubt that the continued MAPS projects keep moving us forward, but have you ever thought about how much credit our now-beloved Oklahoma City Thunder deserve for sustaining that positive momentum, […]
The On Numbers index measures the relative economic vitality of all 102 U.S. metropolitan areas that have more than 500,000 residents and is generated by an 18-part formula that assesses private-sector job growth, unemployment, earnings, housing-price appreciation, and construction and retail activity. How does our placement look, OKC?
It’s a funny thing; usually by early August, home sales have slowed dramatically because the “Summer rush” is over and people’s thoughts are shifting from home-buying to back-to-school, the upcoming Holiday season, etc. This year, however, has been out of the ordinary. This article from Fox Business makes some good points as to why selling […]
As the Mayor’s Conference takes place in Washington D.C., city governments are dealing with severe problems at home — from high unemployment to funding cuts. This morning on NPR, Steve Inskeep visited with our Mayor, Mick Cornett about how our amazing city has managed to avoid some of these problems. In my opinion, he did […]