A City Set to Invest in Economic Growth


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Oklahoma City follows the steps of Colorado Springs in investing for economic growth and change.

The city has launched a project known as MAPS (Metropolitan Area Projects), which resulted in "construction of a new downtown ballpark, an arena, a downtown library and renovation of a veritable drainage ditch into a beautiful waterway that brings people to town", projects deemed to generate $140 million in private investment. Instead, it generated more than $2 billion.


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Federal Programs Related to - Community Economic Development

Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses.

Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones



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