Plan looks to Innovation District as economic engine for OKC’s future

With a “transition” underway in older industries including energy, a consortium of public and private leaders in the city’s technology, aviation, health and bioscience sectors are pushing a plan to turn the Oklahoma Health Center into an economic engine to drive future growth.

A two-year study by Chicago-based Perkins & Will concludes implementation of the first phase of its plan that was unveiled Wednesday could create $1.2 billion in annual additional economic impact and generate $423 million in additional annual payroll. Read more…