North Tulsa Economic  Development Initiative

Rebuilding North Tulsa One Project at a Time

June 14, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tulsa Technology Center - 3850 N Peoria, Tulsa OK 74106

President Chairperson Report                              Dr. Lana Turner-Addison

Secretary Report                                                    Wynesha Boone

Minutes                                                                   May 10, 2021

Treasurer Report                                                    Bobby Burnett                                                                     
Challenges During Jim Crow & the Great                Pat Smith
Depression - Banning's Inspirational Story             

NTEDi Leadership Reports 
Jack Henderson, Vice Chair
Turner Goodrum, Marketing/Communication
Dr. Pauline Harris, Education
Sally Perez, Housing/Homeownership
Leon Rollerson, Workforce
New Business                                                            

Old Business                                                          -Berry Park Bench - Joyce Rogers
                                                                                  Honoring  Simon Berry - Lacy Park
                                                                                 -Peoria Connection Vision Tulsa
                                                                                 -Alfresco Group LLC, TIF

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.



Next Monthly Meeting is scheduled for July 12, 2021

"Rebuilding North Tulsa 

One Project at a Time"

(110) February 11, 2021 - YouTube
Tulsa Black History Presentation, Turner Goodrum & Leon Rollerson

Greenwood Art Project - NTEDi' Honoring Simon Berry

Black Wall Street Heritage Parade May 29, 2021

NORTH TULSA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (NTEDi) is proud to Honor the Legacy of Black Wall Street Entrepreneur & Trailblazer on Greenwood, Tulsa, OK.
Simon Berry (July 6, 1890 – Unknown)

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 space in north Tulsa.
  • A Housing/Homeownership initiative focused on creating a safe environment for community and Economic Development resulting in improved neighborhood housing and increased homeownership.
  • 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.

NTEDi Juneteenth

June 19, 2020 (Lets Talk About History, Experience, Current Events)

NTEDi Strategic Initiatives - 2020 - 2021

NTEDi Membership Requirements

All members are required to pay individual annual membership dues of $50.00; small business of $125; /small nonprofit organization dues of $175; large business/nonprofit membership dues of $500.00. Members who have not paid the applicable membership dues and/or have not been attending meetings will maintain membership, but 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.

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 $50.00 a year.


Mother, A Cradle To Hold Me
by, Maya Angelou

It is true

I was created in you.
It is also true
That you were created for me.
I owned your voice.
It was shaped and tuned to soothe me.
Your arms were molded
Into a cradle to hold me, to rock me.
The scent of your body was the air
Perfumed for me to breathe.

During those early, dearest days
I did not dream that you had
A large life which included me,
For I had a life
Which was only you.

Time passed steadily and drew us apart.
I was unwilling.
I feared if I let you go
You would leave me eternally.
You smiled at my fears, saying
I could not stay in your lap forever.

That one day you would have to stand
And where would I be?
You smiled again.
I did not.
Without warning you left me,
But you returned immediately.
You left again and returned,
I admit, quickly,
But relief did not rest with me easily.
You left again, but again returned.
You left again, but again returned.
Each time you reentered my world
You brought assurance.
Slowly I gained confidence.

You thought you know me,
But I did know you,
You thought you were watching me,
But I did hold you securely in my sight,
Recording every moment,
Memorizing your smiles, tracing your frowns.
In your absence
I rehearsed you,
The way you had of singing
On a breeze,
While a sob lay
At the root of your song.

The way you posed your head
So that the light could caress your face
When you put your fingers on my hand
And your hand on my arm,
I was blessed with a sense of health,
Of strength and very good fortune.

You were always
the heart of happiness to me,
Bringing nougats of glee,
Sweets of open laughter.

During the years when you knew nothing
And I knew everything, I loved you still.
Condescendingly of course,
From my high perch
Of teenage wisdom.
I grew older and
Was stunned to find
How much knowledge you had gleaned.
And so quickly.

Mother, I have learned enough now
To know I have learned nearly nothing.
On this day
When mothers are being honored,
Let me thank you
That my selfishness, ignorance, and mockery
Did not bring you to
Discard me like a broken doll
Which had lost its favor.
I thank you that
You still find something in me
To cherish, to admire and to love.

I thank you, Mother.
I love you.