North Tulsa Economic  Development Initiative

Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time

January 8, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tulsa Technology Center, 3850 North Peoria, Tulsa, OK 74126

President Chairperson Report                                   Dr. Lana Turner-Addison


  1. Secretary Report                                                        Darlene Carroll


  1. Treasurer Report                                                        Bobby Burnett          


  1. Minutes                                                                       December 11, 2017
Guest Speaker                                                           Josh Miller, Program Officer, George Kaiser Family Foundation
  1. NTEDi Committee Reports:

             Business/Retail Development                      Claiborn Taulbert

             Education                                                       Dr. Pauline Harris

             Marketing/Communications                         Turner Goodrum

             Housing/Homeownership                              Terri Gateward

             Worforce Development                                  Mareo Johnson

  1. New Business                                                              Nomination Committee


  1. Old Business                                                               Annual Strategic Planning
  2.                                                                                     Vision Tulsa - Peoria Connection project
  3.                                                                                     180 Day Moratorium / Tulsa
  4.                                                                                     Alfresco Group LLC development projects
Executive Session:
Proposed executive session for the purpose of conferring on matters pertaining to economic development, including the transfer of property, financing, or the creation of a proposal to entice a business to remain or to locate within the North Tulsa area, where public disclosure of the matter discussed would interfere with the development of products or services or would violate the confidentiality of the business, pursuant to Title 25, Section 307(C)(10) of the Oklahoma Statutes.
  1. Announcements        
  2. Greater Tulsa African American Affairs Commission Meeting 1/9/18 at City Hall
  3. MLK Parade in Tulsa - January 15, 2018.    
  1. Adjourn

                                          Next Monthly Meeting is scheduled for February 12 , 2018
                                                  "Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time"

Get Involved with North Tulsa Economic Development Initiatives

NTEDi is a non-profit organization recognized in the State of Oklahoma; an organization desiring to expand its influence in support of the low income underserved north Tulsa Community. However, in an effort to expand our ability to positively impact the community and Tulsa as a whole we found it necessary to seek non-profit 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service.

Economic Development via a public/private partnership (corporation) to ‘Rebuilding North Tulsa one project at a time’. One aspect of the program is to provide a vehicle to create, attract, retain, and expand business,which is primarily carried out through various initiatives listed below:

  • A Business and Retail initiative focused primarily on supporting and developing a vehicle to promote new retail and commercial spaec in north Tulsa.
  • A Housing/Homeownership initiative focused on creating a safe environment for community and Economic Development resulting in improved neighborhood housing.
  • A Marketing and Communication plan to increase the awareness of Tulsa citizens, businesses, developers and investors of the potential that exists in north Tulsa. This is being accomplished via the NTEDi web site, seed money secured from donors and sponsors, members attending marketing seminars to aid in the promotion of the community.
  • Education is one of the key factors that has a significant impact in lifting the citizens of the North Tulsa Community. NTEDi is partnering with Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa Public Schools, Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, and the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce to enhance the educational experience for our youth and families through collaboration with Higher Education Institutions.
  • The development of the workforce in the north Tulsa Community is paramount to the success and sustainability of the area. NTEDi will partner with organizations such as the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Tulsa, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, and the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce to reduce unemployment in the region by attracting, developing, recruiting minority engineers, and other professional skilled trades.

Pictured, Turner Goodrum

Bobby Burnett

Mareo Johnson

Councilor Jack Henderson

Darlene Carroll

Ken Yazel, Counter Assessor 

Dr. Lana Turner-Addison

Dr. Joyce McCLellan


NTEDi is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for families in north Tulsa. It is important that we work together and do more to help support the continued development of the north Tulsa community. NTEDi members have worked for more than eight years to design and support revitalization plans for the north Tulsa and the Tulsa community. NTEDi invites you to join us in our efforts, by becoming a member. Please consider membership with us, membership fee for individuals is $25.00 a year.


Wednesday, November 15th from 4:30 – 8:30pm at the Cox Business Center as we continue to celebrate entrepreneurship in Tulsa with the Kiva Tulsa Launch and Tulsa StartUp Series Demo Day Finals!


The event kicks off at 4:30pm with the Kiva Tulsa launch as more than twenty Oklahoma businesses will be set up to meet you and share their story. If you’ve lent on Kiva to one of the businesses already, it’s a great opportunity to meet them in person. If you’re interested in lending to one, you’ll be able to on the spot at one of the lending stations or on your smart phone. To learn more about Kiva Tulsa, here is a short video overview.


After the Kiva Tulsa press conference at 5:30pm, the Demo Day Finals will begin at 6:30pm. EcoClean Baby, Patterson Innovations, Press Café x Yoga, ReLiveIt and ToyVac will pitch live for their chance to be named the Demo Day Winner and walk away with $15,000 among other prizes to advance their business.  At the conclusion of the evening, we’ll announce which of the five startups is walking away with the grand prize.

We look forward to continuing to celebrate and support Tulsa entrepreneurs with you!

To View Video Launch Announcement Click Here.

NTEDi Membership Requirements

All members are required to pay individual annual membership dues of $25.00, small business $75.00, non-profit organization dues in the amount of $125.00 or larger business membership dues of $250.00. Members who have not paid the applicable membership dues and/or have not been attending meetings will not be listed on NTEDi voting roster. NTEDi regularly scheduled meeting are held the second Monday of each month at the Tulsa Technology Center North Campus.

Membership dues are for 12 months and effective at the time payment is received. We look forward to your  and/or the organizations membership in NTEDi, an organization focused on providing support to  community based economic development endeavors and building healthy communities.