REI Oklahoma


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Sam Vaverka

REI Oklahoma has focused on cultivating an environment conducive to economic growth and job creation for more than three decades. With offices throughout Oklahoma, we work closely with lenders statewide to help businesses thrive by zeroing in on relationship-building and person-to-person outreach, helping entrepreneurs navigate through business resources and REI Business Lending  programs.

Introduced in 2002, the New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) Program has bolstered REI Oklahoma’s ability to spur lending activity by leveraging private investment funds.  The most recent award received by REI Oklahoma from the U. S. Treasury Department is for the administration of $35 million in tax credits. Previously, the organization received $220 million in tax credit authority resulting in projects totaling more than $885 million in economic impact and creating/retaining more than 3,300 jobs.

Looking to purchase a home and need assistance?  REI Down Payment Assistance is helping people become homeowners—and community stakeholders.  Recognizing that down payments and closing costs are stumbling blocks for many potential home buyers, REI Oklahoma is ready and able to offer guidance toward the dream of home ownership.

For women-owned businesses and minority-owned enterprises, REI Women’s Business Center and the Native American Business Centers offer unique training, as well as technical and financial assistance services.

The successes of REI Oklahoma are a testament to its talented and dedicated staff.  This commitment is reinforced each year as employees continue to volunteer for community service projects and non-profit organizations.  With expertise, determination and committed people, REI Oklahoma provides solutions for Oklahoma businesses and communities every day.