Development Opportunities & Incentives

Considering developing your business or investing in Tulsa? The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development manages multiple incentive programs and can help identify which might provide the most benefit to your project. The accompanying pages provide an overview of some of our most popular programs, but do not represent all incentive opportunities.tulsa-downtown1

Interested in seeing how the City of Tulsa can assist? Complete this application to tell us more about your project.

For more information, please contact econdev@cityoftulsa.org

For questions and information on doing business in Oklahoma and available state incentives, visit okcommerce.gov or email info@okcommerce.gov. For questions relating to incentives available for the rehabilitation of historic structures, contact Amanda DeCort at Amanda@TulsaArchitecture.com

Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are a new federal tax incentive approved by Congress in the 2017 federal tax plan. They are a way for investors to reduce tax payments on gains while investing in projects within certain geographical areas, defined as low-income census tracts as established by the Governor’s office. For more detailed information on Opportunity Zones, please see this Opportunity Zones overview.

OpportunityZone.JPGThe City of Tulsa has designated 19 census tracts as federal Opportunity Zones, encompassing a diverse swath of the city that provides something for every investor. Please explore our interactive web map to understand the people, assets, and opportunity within each area. Select the layers icon to change what features are visible on the map, and click around for more information.

Each Opportunity Zone has a story to tell – be the next investor to make the smart choice and fund a project in an Opportunity Zone today. Below are Story Maps and other resources on each cluster of Opportunity Zones in the city.

For more information on the program or how to self-certify as a Qualified Opportunity Fund, please see this resource from the IRS.

Contact Information

City of Tulsa Mayor’s Office of Economic Development
Alex Nongard, Economic Development Specialist
anongard@cityoftulsa.org | (918) 576-5402

Spencer Mitchell, Economic Development Specialist
smitchell@cityoftulsa.org | (918) 576-5561

Tulsa Economic Development Corporation
Rose Washington, Executive Director, Tulsa Economic Development Corporation
rose@tedcnet.com | (918) 585-8332