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OKC unemployment rate best in country

Actually, the city shared the top spot with Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of Labor reported the city had the lowest unemployment rate in the nation at 5.8 percent for February. That was an improvement from 5.9 percent reported for the metro in January. The report further stated Oklahoma City had the lowest unemployment rate

Elliott + Associates architects awarded ‘Best of Year’ for Café 501 redesign

Among other honors, the firm received the distinguished “Best of Year” award in the casual dining category from Interior Design magazine. More than 700 entries were considered for the magazine’s prestigious “Best of Year” awards. Elliott + Associates also took home an Honor Award for the R. B. Akins project and two Merit Awards for

Proposed downtown street to be named Oklahoma City Boulevard

The Oklahoma City Council approved a measure May 31 to name a proposed downtown street “Oklahoma City Boulevard” by an 8-1 vote. The street is set to replace a section of the Interstate 40 crosstown expressway. The ordinance designates the roughly two-and-a-half-mile stretch of road, from near Byers Avenue on the east to near Villa

Chesapeake CEO receives development award

When you’ve known and worked with a man since 1987, a little good-natured ribbing is in order. Upon receiving the 2011 Outstanding Development award May 11 for the Chesapeake Energy campus and surrounding projects, CEO Aubrey McClendon poked fun at the wardrobe of his favorite architect. While McClendon said it is not unusual for him

Selecting the best location for convention center requires customer consideration to fill the void

Location, location, location. Right now, it’s the only thing that matters for those charged by the MAPS 3 Advisory Board with discussing the city’s new convention center. Eleven people were chosen to focus solely on the bond issue’s priciest item. And at a $280 million price tag, committee members are well aware they have only

Mayor\’s Development Roundtable set for May 12

As part of the ongoing effort to catapult Oklahoma City to a status as one of the nation’s “It” cities, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will kick off the annual Mayor’s Development Roundtable at 8 a.m. May 12. The event will bring together experts, local panel members and attendees to discuss topics relevant to Oklahoma