TEDC was founded in 1979 as an organization charged with promoting and sustaining small business growth in Tulsa. In the past ten years, TEDC has provided or located more than $156 million to help nearly 300 small businesses start or expand and impacting nearly 3,500 jobs.
TEDC now operates as TEDC Creative Capital, reflecting its greatly expended range of programs and geographic reach. It makes and facilitates loan from $5,000 to $10 million, using private and public funds. The mission remains creating economic vitality in its communities by encouraging small business growth.