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.
2019 Economic Development Board of Directors
Rob Whitlock Chair – BTC Broadband
Jim Beavers Secretary/Treasurer – The Arrow Group
Steve Allen Voting Member – Broken Arrow Public Schools
Mike Cooper Voting Member – Chamber Chair – AT&T
Dr. Janet Dunlop Non-voting Member – Broken Arrow Public Schools
Jason Scarpa Voting Member – Chamber Chair-Elect – Scarpa Restaurant Concepts
Michael Spurgeon Non-voting Member – City Manager, Broken Arrow
Mayor Craig Thurmond Voting Member – City of Broken Arrow
Dr. Steve Tiger Voting Member – Tulsa Tech
Scott Wise Voting Member – Armada Consulting
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