We Meet you at any point in youR Entrepreneurial Journey

While TEDC is first and foremost a road to loan capital for your business, we also provide the necessary resources that empower you to succeed. As advocates for your success, we work alongside you, supporting and guiding your vision. We offer access to capital, business education, and connections to TEDC’s network of experts.

Lending

Securing Capital for your Next Step

TEDC Creative Capital champions visionaries who are ready to create business momentum. Many small companies are ready to take the next steps in the lending process but struggle with securing the money they need. We creatively navigate funding obstacles and work with you to develop a financial roadmap. TEDC offers various loan options to best match your business needs.

 

In today’s economic climate, most small businesses can benefit from TEDC’s menu of loan programs. Special consideration is given to companies that create and retain jobs, to businesses located in special targeted areas, and to entrepreneurs who have traditionally faced barriers to capital access.

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Why Choose

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TEDC was founded in 1979 as Tulsa Economic Development Corporation, an organization charged with promoting and sustaining small business growth in Tulsa. Today, we navigate funding opportunities and offer education customized to small business needs.Over the last five years, we've provided or located more than $150 million to help nearly 300 small businesses start, expand or sustain.

Current Funding Partners

Recent Press on TEDC, Clients and Partners

Carlos Lopez, owner of District Burger

Expanding the Dinner Table: How TEDC Helped District Burger Launch Its First Location

Carlos Lopez, owner of restaurants Dos Bandidos and District Burger, knows the value of finding the right niche in the food industry. His dream to expand his business and serve delicious, locally sourced burgers has led him to a successful launch in Broken Arrow—with the help of nontraditional funding through TEDC Creative Capital.

Seed Technologies Website and Software Development

When the Shoe Fits: Seed Technologies Finds the Right Major Asset Loan through TEDC

Jennifer Jones knows what it’s like to grow a small business in spite of the unexpected. As President and CEO of Seed Technologies, a software development and online marketing firm, she has experienced the roller-coaster ride involved in building up a company.

Wick and Flame Owners

Custom Candle Fun: How Wick & Flame Launched a Unique Experience with the Help of TEDC Creative Capital

Inspired by a fun opportunity to make candles while on vacation, Basia Lopez and Trevor Liston were ready to launch their own business and find their place in the Tulsa community they’d moved to. With the help of TEDC Creative Capital, they honed in on their unique concept— a personalized candle-making bar for adults—developed a clear business plan and opened to great success in the Tulsa Arts District.