North Tulsa Economic  Development Initiative

Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time

Congratulations to our NTEDi Book Scholarship Awards Celebration Recipients!


The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) nonprofit organization 5th Annual Book Scholarship Awards Celebration was held on May 19, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The theme of the program is “Character and Education + Persistence = The Power to Succeed.” The Book Scholarship Awards Celebration will be held at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame; 111 East First Street, Upper Level; Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The NTEDi Book Scholarship Awards celebration supports the continued education of deserving Tulsa students. The keynote speaker for the evening was Jonathan Townsend, Assistant to the Mayor for Community Development and Policy; Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening is Katiera Winfrey, Channel 6 News Reporter. In addition to presenting award recipients with scholarships, we will provide entertainment and dinner for guests.

“It is imperative that we continue to support students in acquiring the tools they may need to be successful, by providing additional supplemental funds toward the cost of books and school supplies,” said Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, NTEDi president. “NTEDi is delighted to provide some financial support toward college expenses for eligible students.”

NTEDi provides book scholarships in an effort to support students working toward earning a college education. According to, in 2017-2018 the Oklahoma average annual cost for books and supplies at four-year public colleges is $1,286. With your support, NTEDi will be able to award scholarships of $500 each for the purchase of books and school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year.

Dr. Turner-Addison on behalf of NTEDi thanked attendees and sponsors who joined NTEDi for this fabulous celebration. Proceeds from this event supports several deserving students residing in the North Tulsa community.

The 5th Annual NTEDi Book Scholarship Awards Celebration is dedicated to assisting senior high school students who might not otherwise have the resources necessary to purchase books or school supplies required to support their college educational goals.

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Peoria Bus Rapid Transit Public Workshops

Project Area: East 63rd Street north on Peoria Avenue to east 81st Street and Lewis Avenue. BRT stations located approximately every half-mile. See map on adjacent page

Proposed Work: Enhanced BRT station platforms, shelters and markers

Funding Source: Improve Our Tulsa (Capital Costs) and Vision Tulsa (Operating Costs)

Status of Project: Preliminary design phase

Construction: Spring 2018

Opening: Spring 2019

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BRT Fact Sheet

Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time

The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) a nonprofit 501 (C) (3) is organized to provide leadership for the north Tulsa community based on economic development endeavors, and to improve the wellbeing and quality of life for individuals in the community. NTEDi provides a continuous source of vision, inspiration, innovation and constructive influence in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Key projects and the work of NTEDi are focused on Creating, Investing, and Advocating to Build Wealth in the north Tulsa community, as we support businesses in the community. NTEDi is also focused on promoting quality housing and homeownership in north Tulsa. NTEDi continues to work with the Tulsa community, partners and stakeholders to develop, lead and promote the many great assets in north Tulsa, such as: Good Highway access, 36th Street North Corridor Area, Higher Education beyond high school, Close proximity to downtown, Gilcrease Museum, Land available for development, Neighborhood Schools, Shoppes on Peoria, and the Peoria Connection (Corridor).  NTEDi is committed to operating with the highest standard of integrity and serve a as a model for the responsible management and use of human and financial resources.

NTEDi March 13, 2017 Speaker DeVon Douglas, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Tulsa