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

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Sweet Dreams Come True: Good Girl Chocolate Expands Production with Financing from TEDC Creative Capital

From being on blood pressure medications from a young age to transforming her health and showing off her chocolate creations backstage at the Grammys, Dr. Tabatha Carr, ND, has seen exciting success as founder/owner of Good Girl Chocolate.

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Sketching Out an Artist’s Dreams: How Decopolis Is Expanding with Support from TEDC Creative Capital

With a passion for creating beautiful artwork, championing Tulsa’s Art Deco history, and bringing the magic of playful discovery to children (and adults) of all ages, William Franklin, owner and resident artist of Decopolis on Route 66, appreciates the value of marrying what he loves with running a profitable business.

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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.