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  1. #201

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDP View Post
    Oklahoma City in top ten of Best Places for Young Adults:

    Best places for young adults 2013 - The Business Journals
    It always bothers me seeing a skyline picture without the Devon tower. It's been done for almost six months now. You can't get a more recent picture?

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  3. #203

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    Quote Originally Posted by warreng88 View Post
    It always bothers me seeing a skyline picture without the Devon tower. It's been done for almost six months now. You can't get a more recent picture?
    Most of these slide shows use a Pre-Devon skyline shot from that same angle. In my opinion, prior to the Devon tower that was one of the worst angles for skyline photos.

  4. #204

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    Has been it top ten for awhile now.
    Sorry. I won't share it if it comes up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDP View Post
    Sorry. I won't share it if it comes up again.
    We may "has been it top ten for awhile now", but I never read or heard about it. So, thank you for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDP View Post
    Sorry. I won't share it if it comes up again.
    It wasn't a criticism. Just saying we have held the position for several years now. It is good news we are recognized yet again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    It wasn't a criticism. Just saying we have held the position for several years now. It is good news we are recognized yet again.
    Just curious, but do you know what our rank has been in previous years? Higher? Lower?

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  10. #210

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    We're a boomtown, per Bloomberg.

    The Top 12 American Boomtowns

  11. #211

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    Quote Originally Posted by betts View Post
    We're a boomtown, per Bloomberg.

    The Top 12 American Boomtowns
    Here's the list:


    1. Austin-Round Rock, Texas
    2007 Population: 1,598,161
    2011 Population: 1,783,519
    Percent Change: 11.60 ... GDP Compound Annual Growth: 3.26%


    2. New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
    2007 Population: 1,030,363
    2011 Population: 1,191,089
    Percent Change: 15.60 ... GDP Compound Annual Growth: 2%


    3. Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
    2007 Population: 1,047,629
    2011 Population: 1,163,515
    Percent Change: 11.06 ... GDP Compound Annual Growth: 1.49%


    4. San Antonio, Texas
    2007 Population: 1,990,675
    2011 Population: 2,194,927
    Percent Change: 10.26 ... GDP Compound Annual Growth: 1.47%


    5. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
    2007 Population: 5,628,101
    2011 Population: 6,086,538
    Percent Change: 8.15 ... GDP Compound Annual Growth: 1.55%


    6. Washington, D.C. Metro Area
    2007 Population: 5,306,565
    2011 Population: 5,703,948
    Percent Change: 7.49 ... GDP Compound Annual Growth: 1.46%


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    7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    2007 Population: 1,192,989
    2011 Population: 1,278,053
    Percent Change: 7.13 ... GDP Compound Annual Growth: 1.44%

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    8. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tennessee
    2007 Population: 1,521,437
    2011 Population: 1,617,142
    Percent Change: 6.29 ... GDP Compound Annual Growth: 1.37%


    9. Portland-Beaverton Oregon, Vancouver Washington
    2007 Population: 2,175,113
    2011 Population: 2,262,605
    Percent Change: 4.02 ... GDP Compound Annual Growth: 5.23%


    10. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, North Carolina
    2007 Population: 1,651,568
    2011 Population: 1,795,472
    Percent Change: 8.71 ... GDP Compound Annual Growth: 0.14%


    11. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
    2007 Population: 6,145,037
    2011 Population:*6,526,548
    Percent Change: 6.21 ... GDP Compound Annual Growth: 0.84%


    12. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
    2007 Population: 1,803,643
    2011 Population:*1,865,450
    Percent Change: 3.43 ... GDP Compound Annual Growth: 4.37%

  12. #212

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    Oh, and here's the methodology used (for those curious):

    "Bloomberg Rankings analyzed population and real (inflation-adjusted) data on gross domestic product
    for 360 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).

    MSAs were ranked on the increase in population and real GDP compound annual growth rate and given
    a point score from 1 to 100. The two ranks were added together and divided by 720, the highest possible
    total, to create the final score.

    The list was then winnowed to areas with at least 1 million residents as of 2011 that showed an increase
    in both population and real GDP from 2007 to 2011. Census population estimates for the ranking are
    as of July 1, 2007, and July 1, 2011."

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    Here is a very cool article on cnn.com about a woman who almost finished the Boston Marathon and chose to run the OKC Memorial Marathon. It is a novel, but a good read none the less:

    Opinion: In Oklahoma City, a run to finish what she started - CNN.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by warreng88 View Post
    Here is a very cool article on cnn.com about a woman who almost finished the Boston Marathon and chose to run the OKC Memorial Marathon. It is a novel, but a good read none the less:

    Opinion: In Oklahoma City, a run to finish what she started - CNN.com
    I agree it's a great article and I read every word. Someone was actually bitching about the length in the comments. It seems we're so shallow anymore.
    The story was incredibly inspirational and the home touch from the writer made it all the better.

  15. #215

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    Quote Originally Posted by zookeeper View Post
    I agree it's a great article and I read every word. Someone was actually bitching about the length in the comments. It seems we're so shallow anymore.
    The story was incredibly inspirational and the home touch from the writer made it all the better.
    Did you see the douche commenting about his gun rights being taken away?

  16. #216

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    Quote Originally Posted by zookeeper View Post
    I agree it's a great article and I read every word. Someone was actually bitching about the length in the comments. It seems we're so shallow anymore.
    The story was incredibly inspirational and the home touch from the writer made it all the better.
    I have to admit, long articles are why I like a good text to speech program on my computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by soonerguru View Post
    Did you see the douche commenting about his gun rights being taken away?
    Yeah, that was a bit much. I don't understand why people bring that up on articles & topics that have absolutely nothing to do with gun-rights. His comment didn't even make much sense because it had nothing to do with what he quoted from the article.

    It was a fantastic article though. Read every word of it as well.

  18. #218

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mississippi Blues View Post
    Yeah, that was a bit much. I don't understand why people bring that up on articles & topics that have absolutely nothing to do with gun-rights. His comment didn't even make much sense because it had nothing to do with what he quoted from the article.

    It was a fantastic article though. Read every word of it as well.
    Never, ever, EVER read comments on any news story. It will ruin even the most inspiring of story. Blog post, subscriber-only content, okay maybe, since the pool of readers is much smaller. Most news story is bound to attract every bored/unemployed goon with an opinion and a keyboard.

  19. #219

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    Since everyone is sad today due to the Thunder and the weather, how about some good news:

    OKC #5, Tulsa #1 for Young Entrepreneurs: Where Are New York And San Francisco On The Top 10 Cities For Young Entrepreneurs? - Forbes

    Yawn, OKC yet again has nations lowest unemployment: Oklahoma City posts nation's lowest unemployment rate | News OK

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    Good to see Oklahoma getting attention on these lists, especially Tulsa at #1. Just a few years ago, neither city would make it on these lists.

    Still don't understand however why none of these publications can ever post a more recent skyline image that includes the Devon tower.

  21. #221

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    The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America

    Oklahoma City got third most redneck city in the nation. This article is quite insulting but its the type of press OKC usually gets.

  22. #222

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    Quote Originally Posted by bchris02 View Post
    The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America

    Oklahoma City got third most redneck city in the nation. This article is quite insulting but its the type of press OKC usually gets.
    Not sure what you've been reading, but this isn't really true lately.

  23. #223

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    Quote Originally Posted by bchris02 View Post
    The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America

    Oklahoma City got third most redneck city in the nation. This article is quite insulting but its the type of press OKC usually gets.
    ?

    I don't know that this article is insulting so much as it is just stupid. I mean, it was supposed to be a fun article, but s/he made it into a quasi-scientific one that just doesn't work once you read the criteria.

  24. #224

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    Quote Originally Posted by bchris02 View Post
    The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America

    Oklahoma City got third most redneck city in the nation. This article is quite insulting but its the type of press OKC usually gets.
    Bchris02, with all due respect you can't possibly be taking this article seriously. Even the tone of this is written in a half joking way.

    I mean, I am wearing a pair of cowboy boots as I type this, and I am the furthest thing from a redneck.

    And Atlanta is the most redneck city in the US? Please.....

  25. #225

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    I've been incredibly impressed with the great national press we get in newspapers like the NY Times and Forbes Magazine. This is just a silly blog. Big whoop.

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