North Tulsa Economic  Development Initiative

Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time


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Ogans Circle Coming Soon

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on March 9, 2017 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Capital Homes' latest new home development - Ogans Circle - is a brand new neighborhood situated in the heart of North Tulsa. This quiet, self-contained cul-de-sac will contain 14 new single-family homes and provide high quality, affordable three and four bedroom homes starting in the $140s.

Peoria Bus Rapid Transit

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on March 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We hope you had the opportunity to attend the workshops to review and discuss potential routing and station location options. Another series of workshops will be held in early summer 2017 to review and discuss BRT branding, station architecture and amenities. Your input is important.

• 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

For more information visit:

BRT Fact Sheet

NTEDi Housing Initiative

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on October 12, 2016 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)
NTEDi Housing Initiative Building Healthy Communities with the Power of Ownership NTEDi would like to invite you to participate and support the NTEDi Healthy Housing Community Event. The event will be held on October 4, 2016 at the Salvation Army North Mabee Center. The purpose of the event is to support meeting the housing and homeownership needs of families. NTEDi is working with the Tulsa community, partners and stakeholders to bring important housing resource information, housing market information and increased homeownership opportunities to the community.

Highlight from June 13, 2016

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on October 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (3)
Senator Kevin Matthews shared remarks at the June 13, 2016, NTEDi meeting along with State Senate Candidate: Darrell Knox and State Representative Candidates: Jonathan Townsend, Monroe Nichols, Maria Barnes and Representative Regina Goodwin Each candidate provided remarks related to why they desire to represent the Tulsa community as an elected official and responded to questions.

Sector Plan Meeting Annouced

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on September 16, 2016 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)
North Tulsa Sector Plan Open House Meeting at Rudisill Library Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Rudisill Library 1520 North Hartford Ave. ________________________________ DRAFT Neighborhood Sector Plans for North Tulsa and Kendall Whittier Available The City of Tulsa and Tulsa Development Authority are developing North Tulsa and Kendall Whittier Neighborhood Sector Plans. The drafts of these plans are available on the project website Kendall-Whittier Sector Plan Open House Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 3:00 pm - 8:00 p.m., at Pancho Anaya Bakery, 2420 East Admiral Blvd.

North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative Host Education Forum

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on November 8, 2015 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (6)



Tulsa, OK – The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) non-profit organization will be holding their seventh annual NTEDi Education Forum “on November 3, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Tulsa Community College – Northeast Campus, 3757 North Harvard. NTEDi serves as a pathway to revitalization and business development efforts for current and future residents of Tulsa. The mission of NTEDi is focused on “Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time.”

This year’s educational Forum is about preparing students for the STEMathon and being equipped and succeeding at addressing the challenges that we are faced with in our global society. The Keynote speaker will be Thelma Latimer-Davis who is a Manager Environmental Engineer; she shared that “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) education begins at birth and its fun. We begin life exploring light, sound, and gravity. As children, we quickly graduate from exploration to creativity and invention. The key is to create a continuum of learning experience and an atmosphere for invention that becomes a natural part of everyday learning. Throughout history vibrant societies have been identified by their knowledge of invention. In contrast, collapsing societies have lacked knowledge. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical knowledge belongs to us; so let’s grasp it, enjoy it and receive pay for it!” Ms. Latimer- Davis is a Tulsa native and graduate of Booker T. Washington High School.

Community Representative serving on the panel consists of Kay Porter, Shea Ferrell, and Derrick Gates. Special guests will be Dr. Deborah Gist, Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent, Xan Black Program Director Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance and Gregory Cook, Graduate Student of Oklahoma State University – Center for Health Sciences. Also, in attendance will be families, educators and educational advocates from around the city and state of Oklahoma.

Dr. Pauline Harris, the NTEDi Education Chairperson, stated that the “STEM challenge will open employment opportunities for minorities and women which will continue to deliver technological advances that impact us today and in the future. This year's NTEDi' 7th Annual Education Forum will provide participants information about today’s STEM opportunities for our K-12 students and their parents.

Fifty-four years ago, (May 25, 1961), President John F. Kennedy presented NASA and the nation with a historic challenge: "... I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish. To put a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth before the end of the 1960's.”

The Education Forum is Free and open to the public, dinner will be served at no cost. For more information about NTEDi or the Education Forum, call 918-534-6884 or visit the website at



Misrepresentation - NTEDi Involvment

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on June 11, 2015 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Misrepresentation NTEDi Involvement - Ongoing communication around naming of the 36th North Corridor.

It is with great consideration for all impacted in the community of Tulsa that we publish this communication:  The NTEDi organization does not desire to be misrepresented; yet, there continues to be some misrepresentation of NTEDi. NTEDi is requesting that individuals(s) and/or organizations refrain from including NTEDi name in communications related to 36th North Corridor naming efforts unrelated to NTEDi. NTEDi is not involved in efforts to rename the 36th North Corridor to Phoenix District. Which NTEDi refers to as the phase 2 process (Naming 36th North Corridor). The phase 2 continue to be pursued by a community representative in the community.

NTEDi has communicated to a large number of individuals that upon completing phase 1; NTEDi work related to Naming 36th North Corridor, was concluded. NTEDi membership was informed that the phase 1 name selected was not available. Therefore, NTED decided not to pursue any Re-Naming efforts of 36th North Corridor. NTEDi had taken a formal vote not to participate in pursuing naming the 36th North Corridor and it passed unanimously.

If in the future we are asking that reference of NTEDi, related to naming 36th North Corridor cease. Please contact an NTEDi Officer if you would like to seek permission to include NTEDi names in issues related to this particular matter.

We are very excited about the opportunities in north Tulsa and NTEDi will continue to remain focused on work related to our priorities and goals. We are even more excited about the volunteerism of our members and the support we continue to receive from partnering agencies.

NTEDi wishes everyone success in endeavors they are taken to benefit the community.

"Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time"

NTEDi Leadership and Members

First Friday - Tops & Bottoms 6/5/15

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on June 3, 2015 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Friends and Colleague

Plan to support the First Friday Business “Tops & Bottoms” 1602 North Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK on June 5, 2015.

Please continue to make time in 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 you in advance for spending your money and patronizing businesses in north Tulsa!!!


NTEDi Book Scholarship Awards Celebration - May 15, 2015

Posted by Lturner_NTEDi on May 13, 2015 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)


NTEDi Book Scholarship Awards Celebration on May 15, 2015

"Attitude + Knowledge = Excellence.”

TULSA, Okla. -- The North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative (NTEDi) nonprofit organization invites you to support and participate in our 3rd Annual Book Scholarship Awards Celebration on May 15, 2015 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This celebration is focused on the continued education of senior high school students who have promising college futures, but may lack the additional resources necessary to obtain books or supplies required to support their college educational goals. The theme of the celebration is “Attitude + Knowledge = Excellence.” 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. A dynamic keynote speaker, Dr. Stephen Wiley, will be on hand and will provide an inspirational message. Dr. Wiley, a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center, is an anointed teacher of God's Word. Dr. Wiley is well known as an international youth evangelist and motivational speaker. He has been instrumental in developing and establishing many recognized church youth group ministries around the country. During his evangelism travels, he is credited with pioneering Gospel Rap and is known as the "Godfather of Gospel Rap." Dr. Wiley is presently Founder and Pastor of Praise Center Family Church in Muskogee and Tulsa, Oklahoma, "One Church in Two Locations." Dr. Wiley is known for keeping the Word practical and simple to understand. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Friends International Institute in Anaheim, California, with a Master's degree in Biblical Counseling and a Doctorate in Ministry. Dr. Wiley is currently Assistant Vice President of the Center for Christian Ministry and a professor of religion at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He is recognized as the first artist to have recorded a full-length Christian rap album. Wiley was born and raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma, attending college at the University of Oklahoma. He began a career as a jazz drummer in 1979 and wrote a song called "Basketball." This tune would later go on to be recorded by mainstream rapper Kurtis Blow. By 1982, Wiley was performing rap music with Christian lyrics at a time when Run DMC's breakthrough to the mainstream was still a year away. In 1984, Wiley took a job as chaplain at a juvenile detention center. Wiley released his first Christian rap album, Bible Break, in 1985 and saw its title track reach the No. 14 spot in 1986 on Christian radio. Dr. Wiley is married to Pamela Wiley and together they have ministered for over 28 years. They have two children, Stefani Renee and Andre' Jackson.

Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, President of NTEDi, shared that “We are striving to do more to support students through multiple avenues. By providing additional supplemental funds toward the cost of books and supplies, we are able to help relieve some of the burden of college expenses for some students. For many students, a book scholarship is an excellent way to aid them while earning a college education.”

According to, in 2014-2015 the Oklahoma average annual cost of books and supplies at four-year public colleges is $1,151. With your support, we will be able to award scholarships of $500.00 each to go toward the purchase of books and school supplies for the 2014-15 school year. NTEDi's 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 918-607-3343. Proceeds from this event will support several deserving students residing in the NTEDi boundary area.

For more information visit We look forward to your support in making our 3rd Annual Book Scholarship Awards Celebration a smashing success.

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Contact: Dr. Lana Turner-Addison

NTEDi President

Phone: 918-607-3343


P.O. Box 6201

Tulsa, OK 74148