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Arthur Jackson

Senior Vice President of Economic Development

Department: Economic Development

Arthur Jackson is senior vice president of economic development. Arthur leads the Chamber’s economic development efforts through Tulsa’s Future, the Chamber-led public-private regional economic development partnership, in addition to workforce and talent strategies.

Upon joining the Tulsa Regional Chamber in 2021 Arthur successfully restructured the team to have clear and defined roles which helped the Tulsa’s Future team focus on specific economic development initiatives that led to the announcement of over 3,500 jobs in the Tulsa region, including EV manufacturing company, Canoo.

Prior to joining the Tulsa Regional Chamber, Arthur served as Senior Director of Economic Development for over five years at the Austin Chamber of Commerce, by way of Opportunity Austin, also a regional economic development group. Arthur led the BRE program for the first 2 years there while also working with companies to relocate before transitioning solely to support business attraction activities. He marketed Austin to potential companies and during his tenure, worked to attract names like Tesla, Merck, PIMCO and Apple to name some. Arthur also led the life sciences industry growth and helped put Austin on the CBRE list as a top emerging hub for companies and talent working in life sciences.

Arthur was internationally recognized in 2021 for his contributions to economic development by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and Development Counsellors International (DCI) as a top 40 economic developer under 40 across the globe. Other economic development awards include a 3-time MAC Conway Award winner (Site Selection Magazine’s top economic development organization award), 2020 Deal of the Year Gold Award (Awarded by Business Facilities publication for the Tesla terafactory plant in Austin) and has most recently led the Tulsa Regional Chamber and the Tulsa’s Future team to the 2021 EDO of the Year Bronze Award (IEDC)

Arthur received his BBA in Marketing and an Executive MBA from Prairie View A&M University.

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