North Tulsa Economic  Development Initiative

Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time


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Get Covered for 2015

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on December 24, 2014 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Get Covered for 2015


Enroll by December 15th for coverage starting January 1, 2015.


If you bought a health insurance plan through the Marketplace in 2014, you can renew or change plans for 2015.


Take action by December 15, 2014 so any changes or updates to your coverage take effect January 1, 2015.


It’s important that you log into your Marketplace account, update your information for 2015, and see all the plans and prices available to you this year. You may find plans that cost less, cover more services that are important to you, or work better for you and your family. By updating your information, you’ll be sure to get the right savings for 2015.





Developers Hope To Revitalize Part of North Tulsa

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on December 8, 2014 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Posted: Nov 07, 2014 7:11 PM CST Updated: Nov 07, 2014 7:11 PM CST


A planned officer and apartment building would be a positive development for north Tulsa and it could take shape next year. The development would be near 36th Street North and Hartford.

There used to be business up there and more homes, but that was a long time ago.

Now a developer, with Tulsa Roots, wants to start turning that around.

The project, planned for 36th Street North, is the kind of development that would fit in any part of Tulsa, and that's on purpose.

Antoine Harris with Alfresco Community Development hopes to develop an office and apartment building in a part of town long overdue for revitalization.

“We have a pathway to success, we're not just jumping off, we have a pathway and we're taking it in stages,” he said.

Harris, James Cooper and Lana Turner-Addison all played a part in getting the project to this point.

They have a design and interest from banks on the financing and said they're confident two medical offices and a bank will lease space.

Above that would be 54 apartments for middle income tenants.

The design has covered outdoor space on the roof, room for gardens, covered parking and gated access.

"That's a major requirement. We have to get housing to attract the people we want in the corridor," Cooper said.

The land sits along the 36th Street North corridor, where the city has money for infrastructure if developers start building.

The nearby Wayman Tisdale Clinic, from OU, was the last major investment in the area, but the new building, on the site almost just across the street, would be another step towards rebuilding the economy of north Tulsa.

"We need business, retail development, and we need to find a way to generate sales tax in our community," Turner-Addison said.

The development team has the backing of City Councilor Jack Henderson, who wants to get the infrastructure money moving.

If all goes well, they all hope to be at a ground breaking next spring.

The next step on the project is to go before the city council to start on infrastructure money. That could happen as soon as next week.


NTEDi 6th Annual Education Retreat Announcement

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on November 30, 2014 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Bring your family, the event is free and open to the public, dinner will be served.


North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) theme for the 6th Annual Education Event is, “Parents We're all in this Together - Make Education Work”. The objectives of the NTEDi Annual Education Event are centered on providing attendees with information related to the 1) Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA), 2) Importance of Family and Community support, and 3) Addressing the Needs of Students and Schools in North Tulsa and the City of Tulsa.

We would be delighted if you would support and participate in our 6th Annual NTEDi Education Event, November 4, 2014 from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Tulsa Community College – North East Campus, 3727 E Apache.


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 under-served North Tulsa Community.


NTEDi 6th Annual Education Gathering - November 4, 2014

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on October 22, 2014 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Pauline Harris, 918-607-3343


Tulsa, OK – The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) is getting ready for the Sixth Annual NTEDi Education Retreat, “The Education Retreat” will be held on November 4, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Tulsa Community College – Northeast Campus, 3727 E Apache. The “Education Gathering” will feature Tulsa graduate of Central High School, Berthaddeus Bailey a current student at University of Oklahoma.

The theme for 2014: “Parents We're All in this Together, “Make Education Work!” The objectives of the NTEDi Annual Education Retreat is to equip attendees with information related to the Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA), importance of family and community support, and we will address the needs of students and schools in north Tulsa.

“The Educational Retreat is a great opportunity for our community to come together and learn how we can actively participate and contribute to the educational future of our children,” said Dr. John Gibson, a member of the NTEDi Education committee. “We know education enhances the quality of life and builds a prosperous community, and it is our responsibility as parents and community members to invest our time and resources in the future of our city and surrounding communities by ensuring access to a quality education for our children.

Two students along with two adults will serve as panel members. Speakers who will provide remarks are Dr. Keith Ballard, Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent and Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, NTEDi President and TPS School Board member; there will be several educators and education advocates from around the city and state of Oklahoma who will provide useful information about education and the ‘Reading Sufficiency Act.’

NTEDi members understand that education is the number one key element that has significant impact to building strong communities. We know that the lives of the citizens residing in the North Tulsa Community can be better. Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, President for NTEDi stated that “this event is held annually to bring useful and relevant information that will help propel the community of North Tulsa to get more involved in the public school system and lives of children. Our objectives are focused on equipping families with educational tools they can use. Providing them with pertinent information that will ignite their desire, to do what they can to stimulate, improved educational outcomes for students.”

The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative works collectively to improve Education, Retail/Business Development, Housing/Homeownership, Workforce Development and improving the image of north Tulsa. The NTEDi organization serves as a pathway to revitalization and business development efforts for current and future residents of Tulsa. The Education Retreat is Free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to participate. Dinner will be provided by Sodexo.

If you would like additional information please call Dr. Pauline Harris, NTEDI Education Chair, 918-746-6517or Mark LeHouiller, Executive Assistant, NEC Provost 918-595-7524or visit the website at

“Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time”



OneVoice Regional Legislative Summit

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on September 10, 2014 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)



Tulsa Regional Chamber

One Voice Summit was held

WEDNESDAY 9/10/2014 and provided

Tulsans a voice in State & 

Federal politics.

August First Friday Business Gathering - Cooper Fruit Stand

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on September 5, 2014 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

If you attended the FIRST FRIDAY

at Coopers Fruit Stand on 8/1/2014,

thank you for supporting and spending

money in the north Tulsa community.

If you did not have an opportunity to stop

by on 8/1/2014, it is not too late, stop by

and purchase fresh fruit and vegetables at

Cooper Fruit stand, located on Apache,

1 Block West of MLK Blvd, Tulsa OK

Thank you for patronizing businesses in

North Tulsa!!!



Finding of Regional Workforce Report

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on July 15, 2014 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Findings of Regional Workforce Project


Monday, July 14   -    5:30 – 7 p.m.

TCC Center for Creativity, 910 S. Boston Ave.


Thanks to the involvement of community leaders like you, the Tulsa Regional Chamber and community partners have completed an unprecedented 24-week initiative to gauge the state of our regional workforce. Now, it's time to reveal the findings.


The results of this comprehensive regional project will be revealed publicly for the first time. This report-out will include a set of recommendations from the project's national consultants on how our region can fill workforce gaps, maximize training strengths and, ultimately, ensure our employers can fill their workforce needs and that residents can fulfill their employment potential.


For more information about the project, please visit

NTEDi Book Scholarship Awards Celebration May 16, 2014

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on May 16, 2014 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)


NTEDi Book Scholarship Awards Celebration May 16, 2014


Tulsa, OK, May 16, 2014: The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) nonprofit organization invites you to support and participate in our 2nd Annual Book Scholarship Awards Celebration on May 16, 2014 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at the OKAPI Event Center located at 2550 West Edison Street, Tulsa, OK. The theme for the celebration is “Believe, Achieve, and Succeed”.


The NTEDi Book Scholarship Awards celebration supports the continued education of deserving Tulsa students. A dynamic keynote speaker, Mr. Jamaal Dyer will be on hand and we will be providing entertainment through music. Mr. Jamaal Dyer is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. He has toured all over the country while attending the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. One of his most notable performance was singing Amazing Grace in the Cathedrals in Rome. Jamaal earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Communication with emphasis in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and a Master’s of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Langston University. Jamaal returned to Tulsa because he wanted to help the young people in his community overcome adversity, understand their worth and become successful. Although his degree was in Journalism, he felt that his true calling was to help people. Thus, he continued to work in the family business, Dyer Memorial Chapel Inc., and he began working at KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory School. He is currently employed with Family and Youth Intervention Services as a Therapist. Jamaal is involved in various community, professional and religious organizations. For many years Jamaal has been known for his melodious baritone voice used to sing praises to God. His voice has been his ministry for over 15 years. However, on July 7, 2013 God wanted to use Jamaal’s voice in another way and that was to preach the Gospel. Jamaal accepted the call to preach and preached his first sermon on January 26, 2014. Jamaal’s life motto is: “I just want to help somebody! I want to encourage the saved and introduce sinners to the savior. If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain.”


Dr. Lana Turner-Addison stated that “it is important that we do more to help support the continued learning of students through multiple avenues, by providing additional supplemental funds toward the cost of books and supplies NTEDi is able to help relieve some of the cost burden of college expenses for some students.” For many students, a book scholarship is their best chance to support them with earning a college education.” According to, in 2012-2013 the Oklahoma average cost for books and supplies at four-year public colleges was $1,155.00. With your support, we will be able to award scholarships of $500.00 each to go toward purchase of books and school supplies for the 2014-2015 year. NTEDi goal is to award a minimum of six (6) Book Scholarships and we feel confident we can achieve our goal with your help, please plan to join us for a fabulous celebration, tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the door or by contacting us at 918-636-8971. Proceeds from this event will support several deserving students residing in the NTEDi Boundary areas.

The Tulsa community is invited to attend and support the 2nd Annual NTEDi Book Scholarship Awards Celebration on 5/16/2014. This celebration is focused on the continued education of senior high school students who have promising college futures, however, who may not have the additional resources to obtain necessary books or supplies required to support their college educational goals.

For more information visit We look forward to your support in making our 2nd Annual Book Scholarship Awards Celebration a smashing success.


Notable Quotes by Great Women

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on April 15, 2014 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Women History Month – March

Notable Quotes by Great Women


“I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.” - Oprah Winfrey


“We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.” - Virginia Satir


“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt


"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." - Rosa Parks, African-American civil rights activist


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

- Maya Angelou


Apil 2014 - First Friday News

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on April 4, 2014 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

First Friday

Business Gathering

Gathering - April 4, 2014


111 N. Greenwood Avenue | Tulsa, OK

In an effort to grow the businesses in our district and create more jobs, we have partnered with Representative Kevin Matthews and other elected representative to promote and support businesses in the community.

Clear your schedules and join us on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month as we focus collectively on spending money in the north Tulsa community.

Thank your in advance for spending your money and patronizing a ABEARS RESTURANT in north Tulsa!!!