I was sent an email Sunday night about this incredible story that appeared in the Sacramento Bee. This, folks, is very, very significant.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Fleeing the Great Depression and a drought unprecedented in American history, a vast wave of Oklahomans and Texans dubbed “Okies” loaded everything they could onto crowded vehicles during the 1930s and headed west for California. Today, in huge numbers, their grandchildren are moving back.
It doesn’t take Loren O’Laughlin much time to come up with a reason why, in between bites of a burger at an Oklahoma City diner. “There aren’t really people lined up on the streets here competing for a few scraps,” said O’Laughlin, 23, who grew up in Sacramento but recently graduated from Oklahoma Christian University and opted to stay put. “Small businesses thrive here because networking is so easy.”
To read the entire story, go here.
Also, be sure to watch the attached video. The folks at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber are, without a doubt, high-fiving each other today.