Business Resources

Oklahoma Center for Rural Development

This office is part of Northeastern State in Tahlequah and provides geographic, demographic, economic, and growth information about Oklahoma communities and the state itself. Small businesses and international companies can use this data to plan for employee resources or possible relocation. The OCRD's work has been credited with bringing many companies to Tahlequah.

For more information, please call or email Ray Murphy at 918-458-9687 or

Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance

Through its statewide network of manufacturing extension agents and applications engineers, the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance provides a full range of services. The organization offers free technical assistance and business advice, helping manufacturers become progressively more successful. Services focus on improving the bottom line, while growing the entire company.

Curtis Evans is the local Manufacturing Extension Agent with an office at NSU Broken Arrow. He supports manufacturers in Tulsa and Okmulgee County.

For more information, contact Evans at 918-230-9848 or Visit the Alliance website.