Economic Development Partners
The City of Tulsa works with countless partners to achieve our economic development priorities. If our team can’t assist you with your needs, we are happy to identify which of the organizations below may be best suited to help you.
- Tulsa Regional Chamber
The Chamber mobilizes resources to support and sustain the economic prosperity of the Tulsa region through economic development support services and business representation for the Tulsa community.
- The Forge
A curriculum-based, certified business incubator helping accelerate the success of innovative, high-growth startups in the Tulsa area.
- Tulsa Small Business Connection
A program of the Tulsa Regional Chamber that provides a voice and networking opportunities for small businesses looking to grow in Tulsa and the global market.
- 36 Degrees North
An entrepreneurial basecamp offering services to new companies and projects, such as workspace, resources, and access to a creative community of other start-up leaders and entrepreneurs.
- Kitchen 66
Tulsa’s kickstart kitchen and food incubator, supporting food entrepreneurs with resources to succeed. It is a nonprofit program of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation.
A non-profit, MIT-chartered Fab Lab devoted to channeling education, design, and creativity into world-changing products and experiences for all Tulsans.
- Hemphill Create
Oklahoma’s first industrial-grade medium to heavy manufacturing incubator. They provide space, equipment access, and guidance to make new innovations possible right here in Tulsa.
- Kiva Tulsa
A microfinance lending program devoted to providing capital to Tulsa area businesses. Through small loans, entrepreneurs and innovators can quickly get the help they need to take the next step in their business.
- Tulsa Economic Development Corporation
TEDC is a semi-governmental support organization for small businesses able to give direct loans and subsidized support to companies looking to grow in Tulsa.
- Workforce Tulsa
An organization by businesses, for businesses devoted to providing workforce education, training, and support services to ensure that Tulsa’s growing worker skill and quantity numbers are met.
A state-sponsored investment group that provides funding for members of the business community. Entrepreneurs, researchers, and companies are all welcome to apply for funding.
- Oklahoma Department of Commerce
The government agency responsible for growing the statewide economy through business retention and expansion efforts, recruiting, and providing resources to businesses in Oklahoma who need them.