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Breeze Airways Announces Nonstop Service to Nashville International Airport

Staff Reports // Thursday, March 10, 2022

Breeze Airways announced today that it will begin nonstop service from Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport to Nashville International Airport in Nashville, TN (BNA) beginning June 3, 2022, on their new Airbus A220 aircraft for $99 one-way.

2021 was a big year for company relocations and expansions in OKC

Chamber Staff // Friday, March 4, 2022

In 2021, 110 Chamber-assisted companies announced plans for the creation of 4,740 jobs with an annual average salary of $45,962.

Kroger fulfillment network expands to Oklahoma City

Staff Reports // Tuesday, February 22, 2022

America's largest grocery retailer announced it will offer more Americans delivery through the addition of a spoke facility in Oklahoma City. The project is expected to bring up to 191 new full-time jobs to the region.

First National close to finish line

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, January 26, 2022

This spring will be an exciting time for Oklahoma City, Gary Brooks and the team at Cornerstone Development as they bring one of our most significant and iconic landmarks, the First National Center, to life again, 90 years after it first opened.

Recent Signify Health and Consumer Cellular announcements point to attractiveness of OKC and our workforce

Chamber Staff // Thursday, January 13, 2022

Within the last month, two major new job announcements have each indicated a common reason for their choice of Oklahoma City as a great place to expand: the quality of our local workforce.

O’Connor: Looking ahead at significant development projects

Cathy O'Connor // Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City is looking forward to several highly impactful projects that will kick off in 2022.

MAPS 4 projects ready to begin after implementation plan approved

Chamber Staff // Monday, October 11, 2021

A major milestone for MAPS 4 was met in September when the City Council gave its approval to the MAPS 4 Implementation Plan, the roadmap or guiding document on how the city will implement or execute the program.

Carvana plans to build Inspection and Reconditioning Center in Oklahoma City

Staff Reports // Friday, September 17, 2021

Carvana, the fastest-growing auto retailer in the U.S., announced plans to open an Inspection and Reconditioning Center (IRC) in Oklahoma City, helping the company address increased demand and bringing a projected 350+ new jobs to OKC.

Future of rapid transit in OKC metro one step closer following bill passage

Chamber Staff // Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Commuter rail service in the Oklahoma City metro is one step closer to becoming reality following passage of Chamber-supported legislation that grants limited tort liability protections for any future commercial operator of the rail line. The measure, Senate Bill 967, was recently signed by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and will become law on Nov. 1, 2021.

BRT system speeding to OKC

Kathryn McNutt // Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The city’s first rapid transit bus route – which runs mainly along Northwest Expressway and Classen Boulevard – will pass within one-half mile of 91,000 jobs and 45,000 residents.

2021 off to a fast start with pair of job announcements

Chamber Staff // Friday, March 5, 2021

A pair of companies have already announced major projects in Oklahoma City, pointing to a strong year for the local economy.

MAPS 3 surplus funds will aid in additional capital improvements

Chamber Staff // Wednesday, May 27, 2020

OKC’s conservative budgeting has resulted in extra MAPS funds.

Expansion continues in downtown OKC

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, May 20, 2020

While we are facing what may be a worldwide economic downturn, Oklahoma City’s economic development planning, investment in our city and efforts to diversify our economy are paying off. A look at new development and investment in and around the central business district shows we haven’t skipped a step.

‘Amazing’ news: Costco back office would create 1,044 jobs in OKC

Janice Francis-Smith // Monday, May 11, 2020

A $3 million tax incentive package to support Costco Wholesale Corp.’s plan to open an office in Oklahoma City will be taken up by city officials next week. The project is estimated to generate a total economic impact of more than $772 million over the next seven years.

Costco eyeing Oklahoma City for back office operation

Chamber Staff // Friday, May 8, 2020

Costco Wholesale Corporation is considering Oklahoma City as the site for their next back office operation. 

Costco in talks with city to hire 1,000 for new operations center

Steve Lackmeyer // Friday, May 8, 2020

A much-needed economic boost is about to come to Oklahoma City as Costco is in talks with the city and state to open an operations and customer care center that would add more than 1,000 jobs over the next three years.

Interior work under way at OKC Convention Center

Molly Fleming // Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Oklahoma City Convention Center is expected to be complete this fall. Events at the new venue are booked into 2024.

Take a quick virtual tour of the OKC Omni Hotel

Nate Fisher // Monday, March 30, 2020

Need a quick diversion? Sure you do! As the Omni continues to near completion, this quick video tour gives a glimpse of what's to come. Hang in there everyone, and know that better things are on the horizon!

2020 brings more development opportunities

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The beginning of a new year gives us the opportunity to look ahead to upcoming projects and their potential impact on our city. And thanks to Oklahoma City residents, the passage of MAPS 4 will also help to buoy our economy and fund public projects that have great potential to spur private development and investment.

Infrastructure improving thanks to Better Streets/Safer Cities work

Molly Fleming // Tuesday, November 12, 2019

It’s been more than two years since Oklahoma City residents approved the Better Streets, Safer City projects, which were backed by bonds and two sales tax initiatives.

OU Medicine expects to complete medical tower in fall 2020

Steve Metzer // Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A major milestone was reached Wednesday at the site of the largest hospital expansion in Oklahoma history.

Pro-Pipe LLC breaks ground on Iron Horse Industrial Park site

Staff Reports // Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tribal leaders, Congressional representatives and local officials welcomed Canadian firm Pro-Pipe USA LLC to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, for the pipeline manufacturer’s groundbreaking ceremony at Iron Horse Industrial Park.

Big changes underway at OKC's airport

David McCollum // Thursday, October 17, 2019

Whether you are just picking up friends or family or you're flying to one of the 28 non-stop destinations served from Will Rogers World Airport, you can’t miss the fact that big changes are under way.

New BRT line expected in 2023, could include city’s first park and ride

Ben Felder // Friday, September 20, 2019

A faster and more frequent bus ride to downtown is coming.

Wiley Post Airport adds a new facility

David McCollum // Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The facility will join Valair Aviation and Atlantic Aviation as FBOs at the airport.

OU Medical Center making history with new patient bed tower

Molly Fleming // Thursday, September 12, 2019

One of the largest hospital expansion projects in the nation and the largest hospital expansion project in Oklahoma history, the OU Medicine patient bed tower, is coming into the skyline. Construction started in November 2017 and the $364 million, 456,000-square-foot tower is slated to be finished in 2020.

Midtown's Monarch Building nears completion

Molly Fleming // Thursday, September 5, 2019

Lingo Construction Services, Inc. will move into The Monarch Building in October. The other tenant, Ackerman McQueen, plans to move in by year’s end.

Innovation District to have positive impact

Cathy O'Connor // Wednesday, 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 and others who frequent the district.

Land use and strategic development plan for Innovation District introduced

Staff Reports // Thursday, August 1, 2019

A planning team led by Perkins + Will (P+W) has determined the types of development necessary for Oklahoma City’s Innovation District to become an even bigger economic development driver.

American Airlines to offer direct flight to Miami

Brian Brus // Monday, May 13, 2019

American Airlines will offer a daily direct flight from Will Rogers World Airport to Miami International Airport beginning in December, officials said recently.

JetSet announces major expansion at Wiley Post Airport

Daisy Creager // Monday, May 13, 2019

Bethany-based aviation company JetSet announced Thursday the construction of a new 33,000-square-foot fixed-base operator facility and plans for construction of a pilot training program and aircraft maintenance facility at Wiley Post Airport in Bethany.

OKC makes progress on Scissortail Park

Brian Brus // Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Heavy rains have given the Scissortail Park a significant lead on filling its central pond for the quickly approaching opening this fall, MAPS 3 project manager David Todd said.

Officials mark start of $89M OKC airport terminal expansion

Journal Record Staff // Monday, April 1, 2019

City leaders, contractors and airport stakeholders gathered Friday to formally launch the Will Rogers World Airport terminal expansion.

OKC airport begins work on expanded terminal, new gates

Dale Denwalt // Monday, April 1, 2019

Construction has begun at Will Rogers World Airport to expand the terminal and add four gates.

Anixter building $11M warehouse in south OKC

Molly M. Fleming // Wednesday, March 27, 2019

An infrastructure-systems company is expanding its Oklahoma City presence in a big way.

Black Brick Development brings upscale, urban micro-community to Edmond

Press Release // Monday, March 18, 2019

Black Brick Development, an Edmond-based development group, recently announced plans for the Boulevard Quartette, Edmond's first upscale, urban micro-community.

Construction on Convention Center, Omni Hotel and Scissortail Park is on schedule

David McCollum // Wednesday, March 13, 2019

With construction of three major MAPS3 projects underway, the downtown skyline is dotted with cranes, concrete piers, steel beams and new structures.

Will Rogers terminal expansion gets final go-ahead

William Crum // Friday, August 24, 2018

Will Rogers World Airport is set to grow.

OCCC jumps into deep end with workforce project

Brian Brus // Thursday, August 23, 2018

Oklahoma City Community College has a hole in its campus that’s just the right size for a new Workforce Development Center.

BNSF Railway to build south OKC logistics center

Adam Wilmoth // Thursday, August 23, 2018

Agricultural and industrial companies have a new option to locate along the railroad after BNSF Railway this week unveiled its newest logistics center in the south metro area.

Aerospace firm to create 350 jobs in Oklahoma

Tim Talley // Wednesday, August 15, 2018

An aerospace manufacturer that produces unmanned aircraft plans to locate its operations center in Oklahoma City and create more than 350 jobs over the next five years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday.

Aerospace company plans to bring operations, jobs to Oklahoma City area

David Dishman // Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The state of Oklahoma is entering into a partnership with Valkyrie Systems Aerospace, with plans for manufacturing facilities, flight operations and training to take place in Oklahoma City.

OKC airport project nearly set to get off the ground

Brian Brus // Friday, July 27, 2018

The city’s airport trust took a major step toward a $115 million expansion of Will Rogers World Airport on Thursday, the first major overhaul since 2006.

Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport terminal expansion advances

William Crum // Friday, July 27, 2018

Oklahoma City could seek bids as soon as next month for construction of the long-planned, four-gate terminal expansion at Will Rogers World Airport.

Construction of $40 million downtown Oklahoma City Heartland headquarters to start in late 2018

Steve Lackmeyer // Friday, July 27, 2018

Plans are finalized and developers are set to start construction later this year on a $40 million headquarters that will be home to Heartland, the U.S. payments and payroll division for Global Payments.

Streetcar open house draws crowd

William Crum // Saturday, March 31, 2018

In the Oklahoma City streetcar, Chatoya and Florentino Duarte see possibilities for a city that is easier to navigate and more convenient for everyone.

New pictures give the best view yet of Oklahoma City's streetcars

William Crum // Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New images released Tuesday show Oklahoma City's first two streetcars outside the manufacturing plant where they are being prepared for shipment.

Design of 17-story Omni hotel unveiled

Steve Lackmeyer // Thursday, January 4, 2018

The first glimpse of designs for the 17-story Omni to be built next to the city's new convention center shows the hotel will front the future downtown boulevard with restaurants and bars designed also to draw visitors at the future Scissortail Park.

Process begins to bring aircraft maintenance center to OKC

Jack Money // Thursday, August 24, 2017

Oklahoma City's Economic Development Trust on Tuesday authorized its staff to begin negotiating a formal agreement with a regional airline to open a maintenance center here.

Cotton mill in Oklahoma City set to be demolished with possibility of housing, retail and offices

Steve Lackmeyer // Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sooner Investment, one of central Oklahoma's largest commercial and retail developers, is working with broker Don Hayes on plans to convert the Producers Cooperative Cotton Mill south of Bricktown into a mix of housing, retail and offices.

Bricktown streetcar loop nearly finished

Brian Brus // Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Bricktown loop of the new downtown streetcar system is just weeks away from track completion, officials said Monday.

Mercy plans to build new hospital in OKC

Eriech Tapia // Thursday, July 20, 2017

Construction on a new six-story Mercy Hospital is expected to begin later this year beside the Oklahoma Heart Hospital South in Oklahoma City.

Frontier Airlines returns to OKC, brings new destinations

Abby Bitterman // Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Frontier Airlines is returning to Oklahoma City, offering flights from Will Rogers World Airport to Denver, San Diego and Orlando, Florida.

Frontier Airlines will offer flights from Oklahoma City to Denver and Orlando, Florida, with dates beginning Nov. 1. Nonstop service to San Diego will start in the spring of 2018. Other destinations also will be available through connecting flights.

Scissortail Park is name given to downtown Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 park

William Crum // Thursday, June 29, 2017

Downtown Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 downtown park will be known as Scissortail Park. The name was revealed Thursday at a ceremony marking the start of park construction.

Construction set to start at First National in September

Steve Lackmeyer // Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Developers of First National Center are preparing to start conversion of two-thirds of the building into a 680-space garage in September as negotiations advance with Oklahoma City for tax increment financing assistance.

The parking is part of a $230 million redevelopment that would convert the original 1931 Art Deco tower into housing and a hotel, while the 1957 and 1972 additions built to the east of the tower will be converted into a garage with retail on the ground floor.

Memories, artifacts stack up at First National Building in Oklahoma City

Steve Lackmeyer // Thursday, June 22, 2017

Gary Brooks, already tasked with bringing downtown's art deco jewel, First National, back to life, is still recovering from an open house last week where thousands got a last glimpse and trusted the developer with some of their precious possessions.

OU Medical Center to add tower

Sarah Terry-Cobo // Tuesday, June 20, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – OU Medical Center is expanding its Oklahoma City hospital complex to address rising demand.

The organization will soon remodel an existing building and eventually build a tower with more operating rooms, more in-patient beds, and more services.

A hospital contractor filed a building permit last week for the first renovation phase. Kris Wallace, OU Medical Center chief operating officer, said she’s excited to begin the expansion project because the hospital system has been near or above capacity for a few years.

Construction on eight-story patient tower to begin this year at OU Medical Center campus

Eriech Tapia // Saturday, June 10, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY - Renderings from Perkins+Will show the new eight-story patient tower with construction slated to begin later this year at the OU Medical Center complex.

The estimated 550,000-square-foot building is planned to be connected to the existing building on the north side where the current emergency room parking is at 700 NE 13.

Architect predicts park will be 'transformative'

William Crum // Monday, March 27, 2017

At more than $130 million, the park is among the three biggest MAPS 3 projects.

Streetcar rail installation begins

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Crews are installing rail and pouring concrete this week on Joe Carter Avenue in Bricktown for the MAPS 3 streetcar.

O’Connor: Streetcar moves economic development forward

Cathy O'Connor // Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Construction on the rail line for the Oklahoma City streetcar recently broke ground, marking another major MAPS 3 milestone. Many of us are eager to have another transit option in and around downtown Oklahoma City, but streetcar service offers more than mobility, it fuels economic growth.

Streetcar work begins in Bricktown

William Crum // Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The future was on Mayor Mick Cornett's mind Tuesday as city leaders, merchants and others formally marked the beginning of two years of downtown streetcar line construction.

M-D Building Products to expand headquarters, workforce

Molly M. Fleming // Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A nearly 100-year-old company is expanding its headquarters with new construction and additional employees.

Developers discuss plans for historic First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City

K. Queery & Lacey Lett // Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Although the First National Building has been on the downtown scene for almost a century, many Oklahomans have never been able to get a close look at what the historic building has to offer.

Streetcar track construction nears in downtown Oklahoma City

William Crum // Friday, August 26, 2016

Contractors will bid soon on building the downtown streetcar line, one of the single biggest MAPS 3 construction projects.

Co-working space offers a place to grow OKC's technology community

Jesse Pound // Monday, June 27, 2016

An Oklahoma nonprofit focused on developing the state's technology sector will finally have a space to call home when a new co-working space opens in Oklahoma City.

Progrexion to open OKC office

Molly M. Fleming // Friday, May 20, 2016

A Utah-based credit repair company is bringing 500 jobs to Oklahoma City, filling office space on W. Reno Avenue.

Oklahoma's largest bank to anchor Oklahoma City's newest tower

Steve Lackmeyer // Thursday, September 10, 2015

The state's largest bank announced Thursday it is going to consolidate its Oklahoma City operations and become the name anchor tenant in a 27-story tower being built at 499 W Sheridan Ave.

Boeing breaks ground on $80M OKC facility

Bill Schammert // Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boeing is breaking ground on a new $80 million lab and research facility just across the street from its current campus.

Cytovance Biologics Breaks Ground on GMP Warehouse and Manufacturing Operations Facility

Jodie Gutkowski // Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cytovance Biologics, Inc., a leading full-service contract manufacturer of mammalian and microbial biologics, broke ground on an expansion facility to contain both manufacturing operations and GMP warehousing. The multi-million dollar capital investment project is being built by Capstone Construction and is expected to be completed by June 2014.

GE to build research facility east of downtown Oklahoma City

Adam Wilmoth // Thursday, December 5, 2013

General Electric's $110 million Oil and Gas Technology Center has found a home east of downtown Oklahoma City near the University Research Park, GE executives said Thursday.

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