North Tulsa Economic  Development Initiative

Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time

Legacy and Wealth Building Gala/Symposium
1/20/23 from 6-9 pm and
1/21/23 from 9am - 4:30 pm   

NTEDi Angels and Contributors, Making the Holiday Season Brighter for Families



TULSA, Okla. – The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) will host an Angel Tree Holiday Party for sponsors, community supporters, members, family and friends on Saturday, December 17, 2022. The holiday party will be held at Shoppes on Peoria, 1717 North Peoria, from 12 p.m. (noon) to 4 p.m. in the eSuite of the shopping center. There will be holiday treats, door prizes, and entertainment for everyone to enjoy while they finish their Christmas shopping.

This Power of Community Giving installment is NTEDi's last major event of 2022. “There will be several opportunities to win gifts, gift cards, toys and other holiday prizes during the party on December 17,” said Dr. Lana Turner-Addison. “Holiday gift items will be provided for all children – and a few lucky adults – on the NTEDi Angel Tree.”

“Everyone is invited to join in the fun as we celebrate the power of community giving,” said Turner-Addison. “NTEDi continues to highlight the power of community and promote businesses in North Tulsa. The Holiday Party gives us all the opportunity to keep the cycle of giving going full circle. We invite you to join us for a song, some apple cider and share a gift or two. Together we can make this holiday season great as we celebrate the power of community in 2022.”

NTEDi is appreciative of Tulsa Economic Development Corporation for their continued support with sponsorship and applauds all north Tulsa businesses for providing needed services and products in our community. This event is free and open to the public. We invite you to celebrate community and families during our annual holiday party.

For more information  on how you can participate, email or call 918-534-68

Thank you to all the volunteers and families who celebrated with NTEDi during the annual Angel Tree event. Another succesful event filled with fun, laughter and distribution of gifts to families.

Thanks again, for your contribution to our Annual NTEDi Holiday Celebration! 

NTEDi Supports the Community in Honoring our McLain Students and Staff Team

McLain Alumni, Parents and Community showed up this morning to celebrate the students; it was an awesome showing of support (10/6/2022). On Friday, 10/7/2022 Dr. Turner-Addison, McLain Alumni and supporters showed up again to celebrate our students.

Click here to hear Dr. Gist Interview on October 4, 2022

First Day of School, "We are Off to a Great Start"
Back 2 School Event 8/15/2022 was Awesome!

The first 2 years of the North Tulsa Back 2 School Parent/Community Enrichment Extravaganza was organized by Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, while serving as the Community Relations Manager for OSU-Tulsa, serving on the Tulsa Public Schools Board. Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, continues to organize the event and work with others to ensure students and families have access to resources and supplies needed.

Thank you for attending the June 24, 2022 News conference to announce completion of a milestone in the Peoria Enhancements / Peoria Connection.

Press Conference

Time: 9:00 a.m. 

Location: McLain High School parking lot, 4929 N. Peoria Ave.

MLK Parade Day - 2022

NTEDi along with Tulsans honored Dr. Martin Luther King, during the MLK Parade held January 17, 2022. 

The most famous person to utter the phrase "The fierce urgency of now." was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  He
 used the phrase the fierce urgency of now on at least two memorable occasions. The first was the “I Have a Dream” speech delivered on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial on the Washington, D.C. National Mall. The second was his “Beyond Vietnam” sermon of April 1967, given at Riverside Church in New York City.

City of Tulsa, leaders launch Kirkpatrick Heights Greenwood Master Plan

City of Tulsa, leaders launch Kirkpatrick Heights Greenwood Master Plan
Photo by: KJRH
Posted at 11:05 AM, Aug 17, 2021
and last updated 11:05 AM, Aug 17, 2021

TULSA, Okla. — The City of Tulsa and various other Tulsa leaders announced they have selected Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) to develop the Kirkpatrick Heights/Greenwood Master Plan in a Tuesday morning press conference.

The Master Plan has a major redevelopment strategy to guide the growth of 56 acres of land in and around Greenwood.

Some key project goals of the Master Plan include:

  • Preserving and celebrating the legacy of Historic Black Wall Street and the spirit of African American entrepreneurship
  • Introducing much-needed housing that limits fears of displacement, including being affordable to all income levels
  • Bridging physical divides through improvements for a pedestrian-friendly environment, enhanced transit connections, and visual access
  • Creating a network of public spaces that tells the stories of the neighborhood...

Community Volunteers - Peoria Clean Up
Saturday, September 25, & Friday, December 3, 2021 

Alfresco Group Groundbreaking - Stradford21  Hotel
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Alfresco Group’s announcement of Phase I development of a new boutique hotel property, the Stradford21 hotel. This significant property will commemorate J.B. Stradford and the original hotel at 301 N. Greenwood that was destroyed in the 1921 Race Massacre. At the time, it was the largest Black-owned and operated, black-guest-only hotel in America. The company will break ground on the hotel in September, followed by other developments in the future. The expected date of completion is March 2023. 

The groundbreaking will be held at the Southwest corner of 36th North MLKB, directly across from Westview Clinic.


$75 million development planned for north Tulsa with city support

NTEDi has supported and backed this project since the day of inception.
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — For decades, 22 acres of lush hills and valleys sat vacant as part of north Tulsa died from lack of development. Antoine Harris and his company, Alfresco Development, have a plan in place to develop a hotel and two mixed-use retail buildings at 36th Street North and MLK Jr. Boulevard.
Click link to view KTUL Channel 8 News Reporting: 75 Million Development Planned for North Tulsa...

City of Tulsa Approves TIF for 36th North MLK Blvd. 

NTEDi Members Advocacy and support of the Alfresco Group LLC, TIF is paying off, and will results in benefits to the north Tulsa community!

TULSA, Oklahoma -

The Tulsa City Council has approved $16-million to develop land near East 36th Street North and MLK Jr. Boulevard. The city is making it a Tax Increment Finance District (TIF).

The money will be used to create a multi-use building that includes residential units, a hotel and retail space.

The $16-million to help pay for the project will come from taxes, but the entire development comes with a $ 75-million price tag.

Tulsa-based developer Alfresco Group will be in charge of the project when it breaks ground in September of 2021.

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” 
– Jackie Robinson

Become Involved in NTEDi

NTEDi members nurtured an idea conceived more than twelve (12) years ago in north Tulsa. Former City of Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor and north Tulsa residents who saw it beneficial to pursue works collectively to improve Retail/Business Development, Housing/Homeownership, Education,Workforce Development and Marketing efforts in 

North Tulsa.

NTEDi ASSET News Report

Centennial Black Wall Street Heritage Parade 
Heritage, History, Hope

NTEDi honored Mr. Simon Berry at the Centennial Black Wall Street Heritage Parade on May 29, 2021.  

Honoring our ancestor who lost their homes, business, community and/or their life during the 1921 Massacre.

Black Wall Street and Beyond

Invitation: 36th Street North Community Reporting Gathering

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. We are very pleased to be apart of the Vision Tulsa initiatives. We are equally pleased to be engaged with the Peoria-Mohawk Business Park past, current and future business opportunities supporting building a stronger and thriving north Tulsa community. 
Muncie Power Products groundbreaking July 23, 2020. 
Muncie Power Products is the first business to be established on 1555 E Mohawk Blvd. They are totally dedicated to the design, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of products that meet or exceed the industry's quality standards. They will be offering competitive salaries and outstanding advancement opportunities. Muncie Power Products has made the commitment to provide training and hire residents of north Tulsa.
"Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time."
Did You Know NTEDi Membership Matter?

NTEDi Regular Scheduled Meetings are open to the public. Only members are recognized by the President to speak at meetings and make announcements. However, a request may be granted by president, if non-member made the request 5 days prior to NTEDi Regular Scheduled Meeting. The bylaws nor Robert Rules of Orders extends voting or speaking at meetings privileges to non-members. However, meetings will remain open to public and new attendees may be asked to introduce themselves. For more information, refer to RONR 10th ed. pp. 255, 625. Nonmembers have no rights to the actions taken at meetings (communication shared at NTEDi Meeting June 8, 2015).

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.