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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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Tulsa Authority for Economic OpportunityLaunches Community Engagement Series

The Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity (TAEO) is launching community engagement opportunities, including virtual events and an online survey, to better understand what Tulsans want to see when it comes to equitable economic development efforts in Tulsa.

The series, titled “Equity in Action: Envisioning the Future of Economic and Community Development in Tulsa,” will be held on Zoom, the first of which will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, and the second of which will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Each session will be held from 6-8 p.m. Upon registration, participants should expect an email with additional instructions on options to join the session.

TAEO’s community engagement series is a joint effort with the City of Tulsa and the Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Equity, and all Tulsans are invited to share community priorities for TAEO, which serves as Tulsa’s new, independent economic development organization that merges multiple previous government entities. TAEO’s mission is to build Tulsa’s economy to create prosperity for all Tulsans, including those that have not historically benefited from the growth of the city’s economy.

TAEO is also launching the ‘Equitable Future Survey’ to inform and prioritize budgeting and investments, and to shape long-term strategy for Tulsa’s community and economic development work. The survey is available online.

If you have questions about the survey or community meetings, email Mark Kubaczyk at mkubaczyk@hraadvisors.com.



 

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