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.


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.

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Recent Press on TEDC, Clients and Partners

Tiers of Joy

Cake-Making Delights: Tiers of Joy Reaches Higher Heights with Help from TEDC Creative Capital

Launching into a new business is every entrepreneur’s dream—and cake-making Tiers of Joy owners Yvonne and Daryll Porter are no different.

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Making Memories: How Wheels and Thrills Creates Delights for Families with the Help of TEDC Creative Capital

When Tammy Johnson sees children smiling and having a great time, it warms her heart. It reminds her why she is in business.

Claudette Wallace smiling outside of Maintain You Spa

Serving People Through Wellness: Maintain You Spa’s Journey to Entrepreneurship with the Help of TEDC Creative Capital

If someone had told Claudette Wallace that she would one day open her own business in the heart of midtown Tulsa, she wouldn’t have believed it. As the owner of Maintain You Spa, located in the Southroads Shopping Center, Claudette loves pursuing her entrepreneurial journey with the help of mentors and financing through TEDC Creative Capital. But it wasn’t always that way. Growing up, she didn’t have a concept of what work really meant. She had to learn it through determination and faith.