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Request for Proposal: Professional Employment Organization

The Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity is seeking proposals for the services of a Professional Employment Organization to provide comprehensive human resources consulting and insurance services for the organization. A Letter of Intent to submit and all Requests for Information from Respondents are due by April 23, at 5 p.m. Responses to this Request for Proposals are due on or before May 7, 2021, 5 p.m. CT, and the contract is anticipated to executed by June 1, 2021. | Download the Request for Proposal

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8-Month Study Calls for Creation of a Consolidated Authority

The City of Tulsa is moving forward with recommendations from an 8-month study, which calls for the creation of a consolidated, independent economic development Authority. 

The new entity, which will streamline and strengthen the City’s economic development efforts, will merge the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (MOED), Tulsa Industrial Authority (TIA), Tulsa Parking Authority (TPA), and Economic Development Commission (EDC) into a single, enhanced Trust Authority; the entity will also provide staffing for the Tulsa Development Authority, and an expanded Board will allow TDA Trustees to serve coterminous on the new Authority.

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Tulsa City Council Approves Economic Development Infrasturing Fund, Downtown Revolving Loan Fund Policy Recommendations

The Tulsa City Council approved policy recommendations for the Economic Development Infrastructure Fund and Downtown Revolving Loan Funds. "Read more" for more information. Read More

City Adopts Downtown TIF Development Assistance Policies

The City of Tulsa recently approved policies governing the use of incremental revenue for Development Assistance within the Downtown TIF Project Area. The Policy aligns the review and award process with the City's current development priorities in Downtown Tulsa; the expansion of affordable housing, increasing residential density, historic preservation, and the implementation of City adopted plans for Downtown Tulsa. 
View the Downtown TIF Development Assistance Policies online
For more information about the Policies and the Downtown TIF, please contact Spencer Mitchell. 

City, TEDC Launch Zero Interest Loans with Resilience and Recovery Fund

In partnership with Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (TEDC), the City of Tulsa is dedicating $1.1 million in funds for zero interest loans to provide financial assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19.

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