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

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

36th Street North Community Reporting Gathering

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on February 12, 2023 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (61)

Invitation: 36th Street North Community Reporting Gathering


If you would like more information about the 36th North Corridor Area planning process, please plan to attend the 36th North Community Reporting Gathering (NTEDi/COT) on Thursday, December 9, 2021


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at OSU-Tulsa, 700 N. Greenwood, Room 104.




City of Tulsa officials will be available to share information and respond to questions you may have related to the upcoming streetscaping in the area. NTEDi representative will provide a community update related to input we have received both optimistic and some concerns.




The meeting held in-person and on-line. Click here to RSVP




To view Plan: 36th Street North Corridor Small Area Plan (

Centennial Black Wall Street Parade 2021

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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.


Community Charrette Series Kirkpatrick Heights Greenwood Neighborhood Community Planning Workshops

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Community Charrette Series Kirkpatrick Heights

Greenwood Neighborhood Community Planning Workshops 

2021 - 2022

Leon Rollerson Emergency

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Immediate Fundraiser for Leon Rollerson Cancer Emergency Expense Treatment in Houston at M D Anderson Hospital. Contributions can be mailed to:


PO Box 6201

Tulsa, OK 74148

Your Contribution is tax deductible.


If you have questions, please email or call 918-534-6884.


Thanking you in advance for your support!



Small Business Assistance

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Black Wall Street and Beyond Discussion

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Black Wall Street and Beyond Discussion and Brunch, Saturday, May 25, 2019, and celebrate with us the 98th Anniversary of The Oklahoma Eagle. ,

Be a part of this endeavor as NTEDi, City of Tulsa, TPS and The Oklahoma Eagle present and discuss issues with you, that support the rebuilding of Black Wall Street and the north Tulsa community. The forum was held at the Osage Resort and Event Center, 951 West 36th Street North.

NTEDi 7th Annual Book Scholarship Awards Celebration

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North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi)

2019 Annual Book Scholarship Awards Celebration May 16, 2019

Tulsa, OK, May 16, 2019 – The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) invites you to support and participate in our 7th Annual Book Scholarship Awards Celebration on May 16, 2019 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The theme for the celebration is, “Pursue Knowledge: Achieve Your Dreams!” The Book Scholarship Awards Celebration will be held at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 East First Street-Upper Level, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The purpose of this celebration is to provide additional resources to students with promising college futures, so that through their pursuit of knowledge they can achieve their dreams of success.

“By supporting the education of students, we are able to contribute to their future success and help them to achieve their dreams,” said Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, NTEDi President. “Our goal is to relieve some of the financial burden experienced by many students by providing supplemental funds toward the cost of books and supplies. It is my hope we can alleviate that worry so they can focus on the work at hand, which is realizing their dream and completing college.”

Kojo Asamoa-Caesar will serve as the Keynote Speaker for the celebration. Kojo currently serves as the interim executive director for 36 Degrees North, a co-working space that serves as Tulsa’s basecamp for entrepreneurs, serving over 360 members representing over 180 small businesses and startups.

Kojo most recently served as principal of Greenwood Leadership Academy, an elementary school he founded as part of a partnership between Met Cares Foundation and Tulsa Public Schools. He recruited, hired and managed a staff of 25 to operate a school serving over 250 students. Under his leadership, pre-k enrollment increased threefold and student growth in math significantly exceeded the average in demographically similar schools. The school also recorded an attendance rate that was among the highest districtwide in kindergarten and first grade.

Kojo is passionate about building communities where everyone can achieve their highest potential. He received his bachelor's degree in Communications from Old Dominion University. While there, he served as student body president and also co-founded and served as president of To Respect Unite Support & Teach (T.R.U.S.T.), a non-profit organization committed to encouraging youth volunteerism. Under his leadership, the organization expanded to over 700 student members and now serves multiple communities in Virginia and Georgia.

Kojo believes that we're all born with boundless potential, but that it must be cultivated in a community conducive to growth, and he wakes up and works hard every day to build such a community.

Sponsors of this year 7th Annual NTEDi Book Scholarship Awards Celebration are Tulsa Teachers Credit Union, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Alfresco Group LLC, Sodexo, Lobeck Taylor Foundation, Dr. and Mrs. Preston Phillips, Rita and Sam Combs, American Heritage Bank and Meals on Wheels.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit or call 918-534-6884. We look forward to your support in making our Annual Book Scholarship Awards Celebration a smashing success!


Power of Community Giving - Holiday Celebration 12/15/18

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on December 8, 2018 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (396)
Happy Holidays! We are thrilled to inform you that the North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative, (NTEDi) is going to host a Holiday Celebration for our supporters, community members, family and friends on December 15, 2018. The celebration will be held at Shoppes on Peoria, 1717 North Peoria, from 1:00 pm �?? 3:00 pm, Suite 10. There will be holiday treats, celebration favors and entertainment for your enjoyment. The Holiday Celebration theme: �??Power of Community Giving.�?� We will hold several drawing for gifts, gift cards and other items during the celebration on the 15th of December. A gift item will be provided to all children and a few lucky adults. We will be highlighting and promoting businesses in north Tulsa. NTEDi applauds Tulsa Economic Development Corporation for their continued support. Save the Date: December 15, 2018

Business in the Black Documentary

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on October 6, 2018 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (53)

On Thursday September 27, 2018, Anthony Brogdon’s documentary film, Business in the Black (BITB), will be shown at Rudisill Library, 1520 N. Hartford Avenue in Tulsa, Okla.The film is being hosted by Mary L. Williams and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.