Tulsa's Future and Regional Partners
Tulsa’s Future is an ongoing public-private regional economic development plan led by the Tulsa Regional Chamber.
Tulsa’s Future was founded in 2006 after recognizing the need for a regional approach to economic development and represents a 20-county area in northeast Oklahoma. The Tulsa Regional Chamber collaborates with more than 200 private investors and 30 regional and tribal partners to grow existing business and recruit new companies to northeast Oklahoma.
Tulsa’s Future works with its investors and regional and tribal partners to generate new investment in the region. It accomplishes this through:
- Business attraction
- Business retention and expansion
- Workforce and talent strategies efforts
Tulsa’s Future has brought transformational change, major employees and new jobs to the region. Since its inception 16 years ago, Tulsa’s Future has supported the creation of more than 72,000 jobs and more than $4.2 billion in capital investment. It has also brought record-breaking projects to northeast Oklahoma. A few of those projects include:
- a $360 million investment from Sofidel—the most collaborative project in Tulsa’s Future history;
- a $130 million investment and 1,500 jobs from Amazon—the largest single jobs announcement in Tulsa’s history;
- a $550 million investment at American Airlines’ Tulsa maintenance base—the largest capital investment in northeast Oklahoma history;
- and most recently, Canoo’s $400 million investment at MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor—one of the largest capital investment and jobs announcements in history.
Now in its fourth multi-year phase, Tulsa's Future: Acceleration will deliver both ongoing industry support and bold new directional focus during the next three years. Tulsa’s Future will continue to support the region’s core economic sectors of advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense, energy, and transportation and logistics. We will work to optimize our support for these enterprises.
We will also focus significant effort on three sectors we believe have the potential to become linchpin contributors to our regional economy by 2030:
- Automotive technology
- Regional headquarters and technology offices
- Advanced aerial mobility
Tulsa’s Future: Acceleration will move northeast Oklahoma forward by accentuating existing industry strengths and capitalizing on emerging trends.