The Pandemic Relief funds offered by The Alliance
At this time we're accepting applications for small business support services and workforce training;
The Strong Neighborhood Initiative Storefront Improvement program to offer businesses reimbursements of up to $25,000 for outdoor building enhancements
Minority Business Supplier program to help small businesses compete for bigger contracts
Accelerator programs to help business owners plan for growth and new opportunities
Workforce program that provides training in IT & hospitality for people seeking to improve their careers.
The Alliance is administering these programs to strengthen our small business community.
Formed in 2011, the Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City coordinates land, incentives and economic tools that make Oklahoma City even more attractive to companies and developers. This includes the coordination, management, planning and implementation of:
The city’s General Obligation-Limited Tax bond program
Tax increment financing districts
The city’s retail strategy and incentives
City and urban renewal redevelopment programs
Identification and development of job creation sites
Public-private redevelopment opportunities
STRATEGIC INVESTMENT PROGRAM
The Strategic Investment Program promotes quality jobs and ensures
accountability and transparency, with a focus on pay-for-performance incentives.
TAX INCREMENT FINANCE
Tax increment financing districts promote development in blighted, underserved, or economically distressed urban areas.
OKLAHOMA CITY URBAN RENEWAL AUTHORITY
The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority oversees the revitalization of the city's urban neighborhoods and enhancement of its quality of life.
The retail incentive policy promotes the development of regional retail establishments, such as outlet malls along with new to market retailers and retail businesses that will serve underserved areas.
The Innovation District encompasses 1.3 square miles just east of downtown Oklahoma City. It is home to organizations spanning Oklahoma’s diverse sectors – health, energy, aerospace, technology, research, academia and more. Development of the district will capitalize on Oklahoma's strength in these industries.
After sitting abandoned for two decades, the Page Woodson High School renovation will offer high-quality, affordable apartment housing, meeting a critical need in this area. The community meeting space and grand auditorium that will be leased and managed by the community development corporation Progress OKC.
Northeast Oklahoma City is often compared to a food desert because full size grocery stores were not in close vicinity to residents. Now, it will be gaining a full service and full size (30,000 square foot) grocery store – Homeland. The store is set to open Fall 2021 and construction is well underway at 36th and Lincoln.
The list of reasons you should invest in Oklahoma City is growing - almost as quickly as the list of reasons why people love living here. Let us introduce you the beautiful 605-room Omni Oklahoma City hotel that opened in early 2021. The increased room capacity will bring thousands of people who will add new dollars to our economy through lodging, food, entertainment and shopping.