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Power play

Cathy O’Connor, executive director of OCURA, says the meeting also included the approval of schematic design documents from GE, the first of three phases of approval. “There will be two more steps in the process,” O’Connor says. “Design development plans and construction plan documents will both need to be approved before construction begins, and Urban

GE plans technology center near downtown OKC

Plans for the $110 million center were announced in April, when GE CEO Jeff Immelt and other company executives visited the state Capitol. At that time, they had not yet selected a site. It is the company’s first research center dedicated to oil and gas technology. The company plans to build at NE 10th Street

Soft sell

The funds are from the Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust and will be repaid over ten years through naming rights, sponsorship revenues and private donations, says Cathy O’Connor, surrogate general manager of the OCEDT. The measure was approved by the Oklahoma City Council in September. “Once completed, this will be a worldclass stadium for those

All aboard

“Oh my gosh. It was like someone told me I won the lottery,” Abraham says. “It was unbelievable.” The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant has long been on the city’s wish list. The city received the grant for $13.6 million. And for Abraham, the city’s community and government affairs

Leafy green

Oklahoma City continues purchases of fuel efficient vehicles “The driver can plug the cars into the charging station at night and between trips and they are ready to roll throughout the work day,” says General Services Director Paula Falkenstein of the city’s station. “The best part is we expect our electric bill to increase only

Trail blazers

Formerly overweight and nutritionally challenged, Patton says he now is part of Oklahoma City’s movement to create a healthier population. Part of his healthy regimen includes running on the miles of multi-use trails that weave throughout the metro area. From Bluff Creek trails to the 9.5-mile loop trail around Lake Hefner, Patton says the trails

Nonstop air service to Orlando set to begin in November

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company focuses on offering low-cost options for leisure travelers and packages that include flights — through its Allegiant Air subsidiary — hotel rooms, rental cars and tickets to attractions. The flight will be available Thursdays and Sundays between Will Rogers World Airport and Orlando-Sanford International Airport. “We are pleased to be

Greater OKC: Cost of Living 2012

Living the good life in Oklahoma City will cost you less than other major cities in the country, according to a study by CNBC.In a yearly look at cost of living around the country, CNBC factored in things such as food and energy, and looked at cities where wages go further because cost of living