Economic & Community Development Services
Our economic development services help communities position themselves for continued development, revitalization and new investment. The Regional Team offers assistance — as well as referrals to resource and program providers — to help support communities and businesses in every region of the state.
Make the Call
Contact your Regional Development Specialist to find out how we can help. Call 800-879-6552 or locate the Specialist who serves your community.
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Laying the building blocks for success.
Contact us today to find out how we can help. Call 800-879-6552 or contact the Regional Team member who serves your area.
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.
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.
Small Business Incubators
Communities benefit from small business incubators because they encourage healthy and guided business growth. Since passage of the Oklahoma Small Business Incubator Incentives Act, Oklahoma has seen an increase in revenues and the number of start-up and expanding small businesses.
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.
Get in Touch
Contact our team today. Locate the Regional Development Specialist who serves your community or call 800-879-6552.