Tulsa May Just Be The Next Big Startup City
1 Jun 2021
Mike Bodulow and Megan Villanueva never thought they’d find themselves in Oklahoma, let alone settling down and buying a home there. The two hail from the Bay Area and were living in Washington D.C. for Megan’s job until December 2018 when the two wanted a change of pace.
“We just moved across the country. The last thing we wanted to do was move right back to California,” Mike says. “We kind of said, what else is out there? Where else do we want to live?”
He thought back to a conversation with a colleague from Megan’s old company, who suggested the couple move to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
On April 27, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (Commerce) opened applications for the Oklahoma Innovation Expansion Program (OIEP). Applications closed on Friday, May 7. During the application period, Commerce received 137 submissions requesting $24.7 million for projects. Of those applications, 108 projects received awards ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 with the total...
Tulsa’s Black Wall Street Booms AgainMay 28 2021
One hundred years ago, a dollar would change hands 30 to 100 times in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma—moving from the till of one thriving business to another. That all came to an end on May 31, 1921, when a white mob descended on the community and killed over 200 of...
City, economic groups plan to pour $4 million into new Greenwood entrepreneurial servicesMay 27 2021
The city of Tulsa, Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) and Tulsa Development Authority (TDA) announced plans to provide $4 million to support the Greenwood Entrepreneurship Incubator @ Moton (GEIM) in north Tulsa. The Tulsa City Council is expected to vote on the budget amendment authorizing the expenditure at its regular...