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Recent News & Announcements

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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$5 Million For Future Downtown Development, Redevelopment Projects to Be Available Oct. 1

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

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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Build Your Business - Remotely

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.

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