City of Tulsa


How is Tulsa different?

A city steeped in a rich history of legacies and legends, Tulsa has an experimental, pioneering spirit allowing it to endure failures as well as successes. Betting on an oil well that might run dry gave Tulsa a unique business character and an optimistic perspective. Tulsans celebrated oil booms and weathered busts as they planned how the city would attain greatness. Small businesses create two out of every three new jobs in the Tulsa metro area - more than 55,000 jobs with an estimated payroll of $1.4 billion. We are dedicated to supporting visionaries and entrepreneurs who are willing to take a chance in Tulsa. The City of Tulsa can assist small business owners and entrepreneurs in many ways.

Small Business Enterprise Program

The City of Tulsa has designed a new program for small businesses to interact with City employees and become contractors on various goods and services. Your company will be on a preferred list for consideration to do business with the City of Tulsa. Additional benefits include offerings in educational, partnering and networking opportunities to develop managerial and communications skills that may help build growth in your business.


In Tulsa, incentives aren’t just for businesses moving into the area, there are a number of programs for local companies expanding. We can assist you in identifying and determining eligibility for local incentives.

Infrastructure & Development Needs

Location can impact success in a variety of ways. Sometimes the perfect spot doesn't always contain the ideal infrastructure setup for your business' unique needs. Street access, power, water and other factors can be big determinants to your bottom line. Our Development Services Liaison can help find ways to maximize your enterprise’s benefit when moving or expanding.

Our website is a one-stop shop for information on everything from the permitting and planning processes to selling your goods or services to the City.

Contact: Iesha Youngblood,

Tulsa Health Department


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THD works to safeguard public health through education on safe food handling practices and the regulation of food service establishments. We perform over 11,000 inspections of approximately 3,500 food service establishments annually. In addition, approximately 500 food safety training classes are conducted each year to educate restaurant employees and other food employees on food safety.

SBA (Small Business Administration) - Oklahoma


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Jeffrey Salzar

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

OK Department of Commerce


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Charlott Howe

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is the primary economic development entity in the state.


To create and deliver high-impact solutions that lead to prosperous lives and communities for all Oklahomans.


We are a team of high-performing leaders committed to constancy of purpose toward improvement of service, daily excellence and achieving desired results.