Brianna Bailey
Business Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern California. Bailey joined the business desk at the Oklahoman in January 2013. She lives in Norman with her husband and two daughters.

  • Aerospace startup licenses crash-prevention technology from NASA

    Aerospace startup licenses crash-prevention...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    An Oklahoma City aerospace startup has licensed technology from NASA that has the potential to protect piloted and unmanned aircraft from mid-air collisions.

  • Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma moves ahead with plans for online gaming venture

    Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma moves ahead with plans...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com   | Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma will move ahead with its plans to launch an international gambling website after a federal judge this week signed off on a decision that the gaming venture is legal. Pokertribe.com, which launches in May, will allow players from other countries to play real-time casino games with real money,

  • Historic Edmond eatery will be auctioned April 29

    Historic Edmond eatery will be auctioned April 29

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    The Twelve Oaks Restaurant sale on April 29 will include the kitchen equipment, restaurant furnishings and the two-story Victorian home which is set on five acres.

  • Western Avenue and NW 49 property plans include retail, housing

    Western Avenue and NW 49 property plans include...

    By Brianna Bailey  Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    The owner of Legacy Cleaners at NW 49 and Western says he plans to develop the area around his business into upscale condominiums and shops.

  • Insurance Commissioner to hold hearing on earthquake insurance rates

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak has ordered a public hearing to investigate a rise in earthquake insurance rates in the state.

  • Oklahoma alcohol bill would allow for dry counties, require store clerks to be 18 for beer sales

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    Dry counties would be allowed under a rewrite of Oklahoma's alcohol law, but to sell beer clerks would have to be at least 18 years old. Senate Bill 383 completely overhauls state alcohol laws, ranging from licensing to hours of operation.

  • Oklahoma City-based fashion retailer Dustee's set to close remaining stores

    Oklahoma City-based fashion retailer Dustee\'s...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Mon, Apr 18, 2016

    Women's fashion and accessories retailer Dustee's will close its last two stores this spring, including its flagship store in Moore.

  • Right to farm or right to harm?

    Right to farm or right to harm?

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sun, Apr 17, 2016

    Oklahoma's State Question 777 would prevent lawmakers from regulating agriculture unless there's "compelling state interest".

  • Oklahoma lost 5,800 jobs in March

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Apr 15, 2016

    Unemployment grows to 4.4 percent in state

  • Retail chat: No word yet on when downtown Revolve Pizza will reopen

    Retail chat: No word yet on when downtown...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    The ownership group for Revolve Pizza says it is "restructuring" but still plans to reopen the downtown Oklahoma City eatery.

  • Downtown grocer still years away

    By Brianna Bailey | Updated: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    The Oklahoman's Brianna Bailey chatted with readers Thursday morning about Oklahoma City retail and other business stories developing downtown. You can join Brianna's Q&A's on the second Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat.

  • Oklahoma City is home to one of world's largest aluminum can lid makers

    Oklahoma City is home to one of world\'s largest...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Wed, Apr 13, 2016

    Metal Container Corp.'s Oklahoma City plant is one of the world's largest of its kind, annually producing more than 1 billion lids for beer, soda and energy drink cans.

  • Oklahoma's liquor reform measures stir viewpoints that are pro, con, and neither

    Oklahoma\'s liquor reform measures stir...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Apr 12, 2016

    Senate Joint Resolution 68 and Initiative Petition 410 would allow liquor stores in the state to sell items other than alcohol for the first time, but that isn't the whole of it.

  • City of Choctaw settles suit for $2.15M as new developer moves forward

    City of Choctaw settles suit for $2.15M as new...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Apr 8, 2016

    The city of Choctaw has paid $2.15 million to an Arkansas developer to settle a lawsuit over expenses in a shopping center development.

  • Switzer cleared of ties to Ponzi scheme

    Switzer cleared of ties to Ponzi scheme

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    Former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer has prevailed in a lawsuit that claimed he benefited from a Ponzi scheme tied to former Georgia coach Jim Donnan. On Wednesday, a U.S. District Court judge in Georgia entered a judgment in favor of Switzer in a lawsuit filed by a trustee tasked with liquidating Donnan's bankruptcy estate.  As explained in a statement released through Switzer's attorney on Thursday, Donnan filed for bankruptcy after it was discovered that GLC, Ltd., a company Donnan had invested in, operated a Ponzi scheme. Before the Ponzi scheme was discovered, Donnan helped obtain a $250,000 loan for the company from a company owned by Switzer.   Donnan personally guaranteed the loan, but GLC defaulted

  • New investor vows to fill orders for Oklahoma City motorcycle company

    New investor vows to fill orders for Oklahoma...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    Troubled Darwin Motorcycles of Oklahoma City has been taken over by an investment group from Texas. Jason Havey, the chief operating officer of an Austin-based fitness and nutrition company, has vowed to complete any unfilled bike orders.

  • Oklahoma City jobless rate grows

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Apr 6, 2016

    The unemployment rate in Oklahoma City rose from 3.6 percent to 3.9 percent in February.

  • Former NSA chief warns of cyber threats to business

    Former NSA chief warns of cyber threats to...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Tue, Apr 5, 2016

    Gen. Keith Alexander, former director of the National Security Agency, spoke Tuesday in Oklahoma City about the new security problems that the exponential growth of the Internet has created.

  • Sweet on Oklahoma City

    Sweet on Oklahoma City

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Mar 23, 2016

    Belle Kitchen owner Cheryl Davenport wanted to explore something new in her career in digital marketing. Her resulting business, Belle Kitchen, will sell sweets such as colorful French macarons and gourmet doughnuts at its first brick-and-mortar location, which opened this week at 7509 N May.

  • Oklahoma liquor store owners fight measure to sell wine in grocery stores

    Oklahoma liquor store owners fight measure to...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Mar 26, 2016

    The Oklahoma Retail Liquor Association calls a proposed ballot initiative petition unconstitutional by the group Oklahomans for Consumer Freedom. The association filed court documents Thursday challenging the measure in the Oklahoma Supreme Court.




Brianna Bailey Sat, May. 28 2016 12:15:10 PM CST RT @mattdpearce: "Did you call 911 last March 17?" the sign said. "You saved my life. Please call me." https://t.co/Sa5j0qIvgM
Brianna Bailey Sat, May. 28 2016 09:24:39 AM CST Oklahoma wheat harvest begins https://t.co/ROpNJhH6Eo
Brianna Bailey Sat, May. 28 2016 09:12:27 AM CST @benfelder_okc surly store clerk role strikes me as perfect for Macullay Culkin
Brianna Bailey Sat, May. 28 2016 09:07:29 AM CST RT @thephatic: Oklahoma is a containment pond for all the things they killed in NY https://t.co/dJIaXlJlEW
Brianna Bailey Sat, May. 28 2016 09:07:10 AM CST RT @grahambrewer: I highly recommend reading this incredible eyewitness account of the 1921 Tulsa race riot. https://t.co/vo8Br37EhV https:
Brianna Bailey Sat, May. 28 2016 09:06:19 AM CST @benfelder_okc A Lifetime original movie, starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Brianna Bailey Fri, May. 27 2016 07:22:55 PM CST Thunder ownership involved in McClendon probate case https://t.co/ywCZIZwNnn
Brianna Bailey Fri, May. 27 2016 03:15:52 PM CST Writing about the Oklahoma wheat harvest today. Always reminds me of the final scene from my fav Woody Allen movie https://t.co/0cqjx3ltTc
Brianna Bailey Fri, May. 27 2016 01:47:27 PM CST It's sad that we don't believe women who say they have been abused. https://t.co/SAi6b8u5Nh
Brianna Bailey Fri, May. 27 2016 01:44:43 PM CST RT @JRLROK: Dunnington: We have systemic revenue failures that we must address. This year's budget doesn't address systemic revenue problem
Brianna Bailey Fri, May. 27 2016 01:36:40 PM CST RT @AlonzoJAdams: Photo I shot of Upward lightning over Oklahoma City May 27, 2016. @JedCastles @LaceySwope @NWSNorman #photography https:/
Brianna Bailey Fri, May. 27 2016 01:34:23 PM CST Blake Shelton agreed to buy Miranda Lambert's property on day divorce finalized https://t.co/Vighk3CTff
Brianna Bailey Fri, May. 27 2016 01:23:41 PM CST @KristinMay13 @alexvbrohannon @maddiegreg_ Like the whole camel!
Brianna Bailey Fri, May. 27 2016 01:18:48 PM CST Caddo Nation seeks to halt history center project in Oklahoma over ancestral remains https://t.co/hrEh5cNbu4
Brianna Bailey Fri, May. 27 2016 01:18:11 PM CST @KristinMay13 @maddiegreg_ I've never heard this camel one!?
Brianna Bailey Fri, May. 27 2016 01:14:59 PM CST We've got to take the bull by the horns and toss it into the china shop" https://t.co/Cj6Um8cTYJ
Brianna Bailey Fri, May. 27 2016 01:12:05 PM CST "We're playing chicken with a tempest in a teapot." https://t.co/Cj6Um8cTYJ
Brianna Bailey Fri, May. 27 2016 01:07:38 PM CST @TheMichelleBui @Syrupbreakfast @winedr Not sure
Brianna Bailey Fri, May. 27 2016 01:07:15 PM CST @TheMichelleBui @Syrupbreakfast @winedr They have a garden and compost at the fairgrounds and can probably also hook you up with others
Brianna Bailey Fri, May. 27 2016 01:06:35 PM CST @TheMichelleBui @Syrupbreakfast @winedr Have you tried the co-op extenstion at the fairgrounds? https://t.co/DLypa0tDNt

Advertisement