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27th annual Economic Forum

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Keynote speaker of the forum was Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett Video: 27th annual Economic Forum
Keynote speaker of the forum was Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:16 +0000 27th annual Economic Forum Keynote speaker of the forum was Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett KFDX bevel.wichita falls city leaders were presented with a vision of what "could be" when it comes to downtown revitalization.... this from a man who has overseen a dramatic transformation take shape just a couple of hours up the turnpike.(--doug--) oklahoma city mayor mick cornett is known for spearheading major revitalization efforts in o-k- c.... being a major part of attracting an nba team and the development of bricktown and more.(--gwyn--)marievel santiago had a chance to speak with the mayor today. (--marievel--)i did.... here in downtown.... projects like the farmer's market and the old zales building coming back to life.... are just the kind of things that show great potential in what's already taken shape in our city....((marievel santiago reporting))hundreds of city leaders and business owners gathered at the wichita falls country club for the 27th annual economic forum.henry florsheim//president and ceo wf chamber of commerce with what's been going on in wichita falls.. we decided we wanted a speaker to talk to us about downtown revitalization... how it can transform a that's why the chamber of commerce brought in oklahoma city mayor mick cornett as the keynote speaker.... someone who pushed to turn one downtown upside down.henry florsheim//presid ent and ceo wf chamber of commerce they did this 20 plus years ago... but they decided that they needed to transform themselves and that's what they did... and we can think the same thoughts and do the same things. mick cornett//oklahoma city mayorand ever since then... it's been incremental growing a little bit... a little bit more and now we have six million visitors a year to our entertainment district downtown. cornett says he sees a lot of enthusiasm when it comes to the future of wichita falls... during revitilization efforts... he says residents care about two things-- their neighborhoods and downtown. mick cornett//oklahoma city mayor downtown has to be that one hub that everybody cares about... and when the government entity starts spending money downtown... you have to realize emotionally that that affects you and that's a positive. he says downtown thrives from the strength of its core.mick cornett//oklahoma city mayor is it urban friendly? is it pedestrian friendly? is it clean? is it a place? is it some place that people want to go? and cornett says wichita falls is already headed in the right direction.mick cornett//oklahoma city mayor wichita falls has a lot of things going for it and especially city leadership and business leaders that care about this city... want to invest in this city and are intent about doing it correctly. with all of those factors working together -- more and more people could someday shop, dine, live and enjoy entertainment in the hub of wichita falls. (--marievel--)cornett says he wants other cities to look to downtown as a role model in revitalization learn more about cornett and okc's transformation... you can head over to texomas- home-page-dot-com.(--doug--) thank you. (--doug--)in

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