About the Economic Development Corporation

The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation (BAEDC) is an independent organization that serves as a partnership between the business community, the city government and the public schools. It is governed by a board of directors that serve as representatives of the business community, the City of Broken Arrow, and the school system.

The Economic Development Corporation focuses on creating wealth, jobs, and economic growth in the community through attraction & retention of businesses, workforce development & education, and collaboration with regional partners. The BAEDC Staff serve the Broken Arrow business community as a source of information and assistance to help grow existing businesses and create new ones. Our staff works diligently to recruit and attract both primary jobs that create the foundation of the business community, and retail establishments that help to create a sense-of-place that is befitting of a community of its size.

Board of Directors


Voting Members:

Ted Cundiff                                         Chair

Rob Whitlock                                      Vice Chair

Jim Beavers                                        Secretary/Treasurer

Mike Cooper                                      Voting Member – Chamber Chair

Cheryl Kelly                                        Voting Member – Broken Arrow Public Schools

Mayor Craig Thurmond                    Voting Member – City of Broken Arrow

Scott Wise                                           Voting Member

Dr. Steve Tiger                                    Voting Member

Non-Voting Members:

Michael Spurgeon                             Non-voting Member – City Manager, Broken Arrow

Dr. Janet Dunlop                              Non-voting Member – Broken Arrow Public Schools