Economic Development

 

The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation (BAEDC) is an independent organization that serves as a partnership between the business community, city government and 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 and retention of businesses, workforce development and education, and collaboration with regional partners. The BAEDC staff serve the Broken Arrow business community as a source of information and assistance.

Visit the Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation website

 

The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation (BAEDC) is launching a new webpage that is currently under construction. Please utilize the staff contact information below to request information on workforce, incentives, business location information and expansions.

 

Business Attraction and Retention Services

 

The BAEDC staff provide their expertise and professional assistance to businesses looking to locate, move or expand in the Broken Arrow market. We can provide data on the community, assist in site identification, perform custom research on the market, and assist with applying for state and local incentives. The BAEDC works with utility providers to ensure that when projects need assistance setting up services, we can connect them with the right people.

For assistance locating retail sites, please contact staff for a customized listing of available locations. You can also utilize our award-winning Grounds for Development brochure, which provides an overview of the major developments and sites prime for retail development and infill.

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

The BAEDC strives to support entrepreneurs focused on creating innovative, disruptive and efficient technologies. Our staff provides educational services and networking opportunities to a wide range of local innovators and entrepreneurs. We lead and participate in a number of initiatives aimed at developing Broken Arrow’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and together with the City of Broken Arrow, we are making strides on the development of a state-of-art innovation district to promote connectivity and collaboration.

 

Workforce and Talent

 

The BAEDC aids area businesses with workforce recruitment and training by connecting them with the resources they need to be successful. This includes partnering with area education partners, assistance applying for incentives, and adding  job listings to our website. Broken Arrow has access to a wealth of educational institutions that provide our citizens and workforce Pre-k through Master’s degree education without leaving the city. Businesses can acquire highly skilled and educated employees; the BAEDC assists with up-skilling and retooling employees to meet the needs of our ever-changing businesses. Contact our team if you need any assistance.

 

Demographics and Demographic Highlights

 

As the fourth-largest city in the state, we are well-positioned as a powerhouse workforce, state-of-the-art manufacturing corporations, and retail spending power. Please contact our staff for customized reports.

2020 Economic Development Board of Directors

Jim Beavers, Chair
The Arrow Group
Scott Wise, Chair Elect
Armada Consulting
Ted Cundiff, Treasurer
AVB Bank
Rob Whitlock, Past Chair
BTC Broadband
Lauren Smith
VAST Bank
Steve Allen
Broken Arrow Public Schools
Davis Robson, Secretary
The Robson Companies
Craig Thurmond, Mayor
City of Broken Arrow
Dr. Steve Tiger
Tulsa Technology Center
Michael Spurgeon
City of Broken Arrow
Jennifer Conway
Broken Arrow Chamber
Dr. Janet Dunlop
Broken Arrow Public Schools
Norman Stephens
City of Broken Arrow
Darla Heller
Broken Arrow Chamber