Here are some VeloCity stories you may have missed in the last two months.
While energy jobs are important to our local economy, most newcomers (and even some longtime residents) are shocked to learn that energy jobs make up only 3.5 percent of Oklahoma City’s employment base.
According to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s 2019 Economic Forecast the metro’s economy is expected to continue to grow in 2019. In fact, job growth this year is expected to increase by 2.1 percent or 13,600 jobs.
If you are new to OKC, you may think that the Oklahoma River has always flowed freely just south of downtown, or that the Chesapeake Energy Arena has always welcomed screaming sports fans.
Did you know that the City of Oklahoma City maintains more than 3,500 miles of roadways within the city limits? Oklahoma City is massive, and that means that a lot of time and effort goes into improving our infrastructure.
Now that you understand how the power of a penny can change a city, I bet you are ready to dream up some projects that will boost Oklahoma City’s growth for the next generation. Luckily for you, the City is soliciting feedback for the next round of MAPS.
Today, Oklahoma City residents in Wards 2, 5, 6 and 8 will have the chance to choose who will serve on the City Council for the next four-year term, which begins in April 2019.