In response to COVID-19, the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Committee was formed in partnership with the Tulsa Regional Chamber to help spur both short and long-term economic growth in Tulsa. The Committee has released recommendations from each of its three subcommittees that leverage the knowledge and expertise of Tulsa business leaders.Read More
The U.S. Trade Administration's global network of trade specialists is working virtually and remain available to connect with U.S. exporters via email, conference call, Skype, or video conference to discuss companies’ international business plans. If U.S. companies are looking to contact a trade specialist in their area, please have them visit the list of local U.S. Export Assistance Centers. To learn more about our virtual services, visit Trade.gov/virtual-services. For companies in Eastern Oklahoma please contact: Kevin Chambers at Kevin.Chambers@trade.gov or by phone at 918-240-5734.
Business development is all about seeing the future of the market, understanding customer needs, and developing relationships that carry your business into the future. But how does that happen when the future is murky and developing relationships is hampered by social distancing? We’ve asked several of Tulsa’s best business development experts how their businesses are adapting to current changes, the challenges encountered, and lessons learned to date.Read More
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.Read More
During this time, many have questioned whether construction projects will be allowed to continue or whether public construction bids will go out on schedule. Still others have voiced that this is the perfect time to conduct even more road projects, as fewer people are traveling daily. We talked to both private and public entities to learn about how construction projects are being conducted under the current conditions and learn about the upcoming forecast for construction opportunities.Read More
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
The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development announced roughly $5 million will be made available in zero interest loans to be awarded to prospective applicants looking to develop or redevelop projects in Downtown Tulsa. Read More
The legacy of North Tulsa’s history of segregation and disinvestment isn’t hard to find in this city. Disparities persist to this day: The area, whose residents are disproportionately African-American, is challenged by high poverty rates, insufficient public transportation, and a large unbanked population. Residents’ average life expectancy is six years lower than that of Tulsans in the rest of the city.Read More