Chief of Economic Development: Kian Kamas
Mission Statement: To strengthen the economy and create shared prosperity for all Tulsans by developing and managing resources which spur business creation and expansion, and facilitate new development and investment. Oversee operations of the Downtown Coordinating Council, leveraging the Stadium Improvement District to successfully maintain, improve, market and develop Downtown Tulsa as a vibrant center for living, commerce, arts, entertainment and education. Ensure timely and effective development processes through oversight of meaningful collaboration with the Development Services Department.
Overview of Services
The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development was created in March 2014 to prioritize economic development.
Services include management of Brownfields Program grant funds to assist in redevelopment of brownfield sites, retail marketing, impact analysis for economic development incentive applications, and staffing for the Economic Development Commission.
Historically, this Department contracts with Tulsa Regional Chamber to provide coordination of economic development (Tulsa Future) and tourist (VisitTulsa) efforts. Additionally, the department provides staffing, street sweeping and maintenance services to the Stadium Improvement District Trust within the Inner Dispersal Loop (IDL).
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