for Catoosa Area Businesses & Industry
One of the most valuable tools a Chamber can provide to its membership is access to resources that can be made available quickly and efficiently and to ensure the information is beneficial to the companies in our community. We believe that if we make these resources available to these companies as they grow and expand, it will only help foster a strong, stable local economy.
From an entrepreneur starting a small business to a large manufacturing firm expanding into the global marketplace; businesses of all sizes often need answers on issues that arise on a day-to-day basis.
We have compiled a list of local, state, and governmental resources to help you find answers to questions you may have.
Rogers County Industrial Development Authority
RCIDA is an Oklahoma public trust created for the purpose of assisting small business to develop and provide jobs and economic, educational and cultural benefits for the people of Rogers County. RCIDA provides assistance to companies that are seeking locations for new facilities in Rogers County. Those services include: assistance with facility location studies, feasibility studies, building and site searches.
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is the primary economic development arm of the state government. Our mission is to increase the quantity and quality of jobs available in Oklahoma by supporting communities; supporting the growth of existing businesses and entrepreneurs; attracting new businesses; and promoting the development and availability of a skilled workforce.
The historic mission of the Department is "to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce" of the United States. This has evolved, as a result of legislative and administrative additions, to encompass broadly the responsibility to foster, serve, and promote the Nation's economic development and technological advancement.
TEDC Creative Capital is a not-for-profit, economic development finance organization that provides progressive lending to promising businesses. The organization serves small companies that demonstrate capacity to create positive, sustainable economic impact. The ideal TEDC client saves and creates jobs, may face barriers to capital access, or is located in disadvantaged communities. Funding is derived from public and private sources.
SBA programs and services support you, the small business person. Learn about SBA-backed loans, government contracting opportunities, disaster assistance and training programs to help your business succeed.
Promoting a dynamic business environment in rural America is the goal of Rural Development, Business and Cooperative Programs (BCP), Business Programs (BP). BP works in partnership with the private sector and the community-based organizations to provide financial assistance and business planning. BP helps fund projects that create or preserve quality jobs and/or promote a clean rural environment. The financial resources of BP are often leveraged with those of other public and private credit source lenders to meet business and credit needs in under-served areas. Recipients of these programs may include individuals, corporations, partnerships, cooperatives, public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian tribes, and private companies.
SCORE is a nationwide volunteer association dedicated to helping individuals intending to start a small business and those already in business desiring advice. Individuals planning to start a business are the largest segment of SCORE clients. However, some clients seek advice on buying or selling a business and others want advice on managing their businesses. Businesses seeking advice from the Tulsa Chapter have varied in size from single owner proprietorships to corporations with two hundred employees.