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The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City was formed in 2011 to better coordinate land, incentives and economic tools that make Oklahoma City even more attractive to companies and developers. This includes the coordination, management, planning and/or 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

 We utilize several economic tools to create the best types and levels of support necessary. 


Who We are/team


Board of Directors

J. Larry Nichols - Founding Chairman

Clayton I. Bennett

Craig Freeman

Debby Hampton

Rhonda Hooper

Michael Brooks-Jimenez

Ronald J. Norick

Barbara Peck​

James Tolbert

Tony Tyler

Roy Williams



The Alliance leadership works with the city and developers to streamline agency resources and paperwork, making it more effective in time, decision-making and selection for the best types and levels of support necessary.


In addition to managing several economic entities, such as the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority and Oklahoma City Redevelopment Authority, the Alliance works in collaboration with public and private entities to begin or invigorate development projects.

Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority 

Oklahoma Industries Authority 

Oklahoma City Industrial and Cultural Facilities Trust 

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc. 

Port Authority of Greater Oklahoma City

City of Oklahoma City 

Oklahoma City Redevelopment Authority

Oklahoma City Redevelopment Corporation

Progress OKC

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