Community Resources, Grants and Programs
Our economic development services help communities position themselves for continued development and revitalization and new investment.
Contact your Regional Development Specialist to find out how we can help. Call 800-879-6552.
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Laying the building blocks for success.
Contact us today to find out how we can help. Call 800-879-6552.
Business Retention and Expansion
Up to 80 percent of all new jobs are created by existing companies. We provide hands-on assistance to businesses including workshops, one-to-one visits, community training, and more.
OK Biz Beat is a free database and communications platform, used by business owners and communities in order to plan, strategize, and resolve issues.
We can connect communities to helpful resources to create and implement a solid strategic plan.
Infrastructure & Services Grants
Through connection to grants and funding programs, communities can make great strides in improving their physical and social infrastructure. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is one way to enable communities to finance a variety of public infrastructure and economic development projects.
RFP Response Assistance
When a new out-of-state business locates in Oklahoma, it can provide a real boost to the community and the region. The Regional Team can help communities best respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) from companies seeking new locations.
Regional Economic Development Partnerships
Regional partnerships afford communities the opportunity to expand existing businesses and attract new ones. By effectively marketing human and financial resources, regions are able to boast an expanded workforce and larger variety of available site locations, financial incentives and tourism attractions.
Establishing and retaining skilled workers is vital for existing and new companies. We can help communities and businesses connect to Oklahoma’s successful network of workforce development professionals.
Main Street Revitalization
The Oklahoma Main Street Center helps Oklahoma communities at their heart, revitalizing and preserving historic districts through organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring.