Tulsa: Revitalizing 'Black Wall Street' to Support Entrepreneurs of Color

The city of Tulsa is a finalist for this year’s City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities build and grow their network of local businesses and entrepreneurs of color.
June 15, 2018
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The city of Tulsa is a finalist for this year's City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities build and grow their network of local businesses and entrepreneurs of color. Cities that are chosen for the project will receive valuable support and resources from experts and peers to help them achieve their goals.

You can help select this year’s City Accelerator participants! Check out the cities’ pitches, and then let us know which ones you think should be a part of this important program by giving them a star rating and leaving your comments below!

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What is Tulsa proposing?

The city of Tulsa proposes studying best practices for creating a built environment that spurs entrepreneurship and small business growth, while maintaining equity. This research would form the basis for efforts to further redevelop land in and around what was historically known as Black Wall Street. Additionally, the city is working to establish an online, multilingual resource portal that would provide open source information and data crucial to small business startups and entrepreneurs. its launch and operations. The portal would be informed by earlier work on a structural analysis and community engagement on how to dismantle racial inequities in our economic and social systems.

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For a detailed description of the mission and purpose of the City Accelerator’s cohort on Local Businesses and Jobs Growth, click here.

Public response is one of several criteria being used by the City Accelerator to select cohort cities. The number of ratings or comments by themselves do not determine final status or selection.

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