The Tulsa Regional Chamber is here to assist companies and their employees through a safe transition back into the workplace. We are committed to the resilience of area businesses and the recovery of our region’s economy, and we’re confident northeast Oklahoma will emerge from this crisis with an even more prosperous future on the horizon.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact area companies, the Tulsa Regional Chamber has launched a new resource for our members. Our Business Support Series will feature regular, public conference calls on timely topics relevant to the community's COVID-19 response.
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Oklahoma will begin implementing a three-phased approach to open Oklahoma’s economy back up starting April 24, 2020. For additional information on the phased reopening and industry-specific guidance from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, click here.
A Safer at Home Order is in place for all Tulsans, regardless of age. It prohibits all public events, private events and social gatherings. This order extends through April 30.
Produced by the Tulsa Regional Chamber, the Open for Business Guide provides companies with resources and guidelines for a safe and healthy return to the workplace.
In partnership with Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (TEDC), the City of Tulsa is dedicating $1.1 million in funds for zero interest loans to provide financial assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19.
TEDC will begin accepting loan applications from local businesses immediately..
To qualify as a small business, applicants must have fewer than 50 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, have 2019 revenues that did not exceed $5,000,000 and have experienced a decrease in revenue of at least 25 percent between February and March 2020 due to COVID-19.
The Paycheck Protection Program, one of the largest sections of the CARES Act, is the most important provision in the new stimulus bill for most small businesses. This new program sets aside $350 billion in government-backed loans, and it is modeled after the existing SBA 7(a) loan program many businesses already know. For more information, click here.
For a list of approved Tulsa-area lenders, click here.
For more information on how to apply for forgiveness after you've secured a Paycheck Protection Program loan, click here.