Now in its second phase (2011-2015), the plan is designed to leverage diverse strategies to enhance the Tulsa region’s standing as a place for business, residents, visitors and students of all ages. High-value growth in existing and new businesses, thriving public and private educational institutions, and flourishing communities and downtowns will make the Tulsa metropolitan area a national model for quality and sustainable regional development.
The Tulsa's Future five-year action plan was created with the participation of numerous business leaders, community stakeholders and government officials. Ultimately, successful job and wealth-creation efforts will be the result of a collaborative, unified implementation effort.
The plan is for a new, more holistic approach for economic development. Business retention, expansion and attraction remain at the core, but small business, workforce attraction and quality of life issues—such as downtown revitalization and education—become a part of a bigger plan for regional economic prosperity.
The Tulsa’s Future Oversight Committee identified two primary goals for the plan:
1. Create 10,000 primary, high-value jobs with salaries of $50,000 or greater; and
2. Generate a capital investment of $1 billion.