When Jay Long was a highschooler growing up in Oklahoma City, his sentiments about his hometown mirrored those of any restless teenager: he wanted out. “There wasn’t any excitement for me here,” he said. Shortly after, though, things started to change. “I stuck around for a couple more years and we started to see things happen here and things started to get more exciting.” Like many communities across America in recent years, Oklahoma City has witnessed a resurgence in creative energy and entrepreneurial zeal, something that has engendered a renewed sense of regional pride and support. Today, people are not only staying in the city, but moving there, attracted to its history, culture, and thriving creative community. Get to know Jay and other makers who are part of this resurgence in the video below!

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