I imagine there’s a lot of people in our city living with a lot of uncertainty right now. Trust me, being in the newspaper business, I understand the pain the confusion. Just hang in there. Everything goes in cycles, there are good times, there are bad times, and then there are the times that test you.
I don’t have all the answers, but I don’t sense that Oklahoma City is about to enter into another 1980s oil bust tail spin. The experts I talk to say that even the worst case scenarios with SandRidge and Chesapeake, which are far from certain to take place, can be overcome and absorbed, much as the city was able to recover quickly from the once unthinkable demise of Kerr-McGee. The momentum downtown, from what I can tell, is still in good shape.
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