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Background & Overview


On July 1, 2021, the Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity (TAEO) launched as a consolidated, independent economic development authority of the City of Tulsa. The move was the result of recommendations from an 8-month study to streamline and strengthen the City’s economic development efforts. 

TAEO brings together 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 also provides staffing for the Tulsa Development Authority.