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
Ted Cundiff Chair
Rob Whitlock Vice Chair
Jim Beavers Secretary/Treasurer
Eric Kehmeier Voting Member – Chamber Chair
Mike Cooper Voting Member
Cheryl Kelly Voting Member – Broken Arrow Public Schools
Mayor Craig Thurmond Voting Member – City of Broken Arrow
Scott Wise Voting Member
Wes Smithwick Non-voting Member – Chamber President
Michael Spurgeon Non-voting Member – City Manager, Broken Arrow
Norman Stephens Non-voting Member – Economic Development, Broken Arrow