Did you resolve in the new year to get your budget under control? Here’s some pretty interesting and useful data on affordability and money management, and it doesn’t hurt that it features our great city as one of the Top 10 Most Budget-Friendly Metros. What are your thoughts? Is OKC a pretty affordable place to […]
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, […]
Our great city makes a lot of “Best of” lists these days, but this is perhaps one of the most interesting lists I’ve seen in a while. What are your thoughts? Should we be proud or concerned that we’re on this one?
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?
During discussions of how great the Oklahoma City metro area is doing, the topic of college grads often comes up. “They” say that one of the reasons things have turned around here is that we’re able to keep more of our college grads than we did in years past, rather than losing them to larger […]
Terry Storch is one of the most involved, plugged-in local cyclists I know, so I asked him to give us some insight on what’s going on with the City of Edmond’s cycling initiatives. Thanks for keeping us informed, Terry! The City of Edmond has been growing and developing nicely since my wife and I moved […]
Money Magazine’s list of America’s Best Small Cities was recently released and, not surprising to us locals, several of OKC’s great small cities were listed. We’re proud to brag that Edmond came in at #73, Moore at #77, and Norman at #93. Keep up the great trends, OKC!!
Adding to the already impressive list of kudos for our great city, here’s some great economic news! For the sixth consecutive month, the Oklahoma City metro area has the lowest unemployment rate among the largest 49 cities in the country. Keep plugging along, OKC!