Date of Award
School of Urban and Regional Studies
Dr. Fallon Aidoo
Dr. Marla Nelson
Dr. David Gladstone
This thesis assesses how Tulsa, Oklahoma grew to utilize tax increment financing (TIF) to produce economic activity in Tulsa’s historic downtown area. Specifically, how the creation, history, and maintenance of ONEOK Field, a $60 million, 6,000-seat sports venue in Tulsa’s historically African American neighborhood became the catalyst for Tulsa’s current TIF policy. In examining the fiscal outcomes of ONEOK Field, this thesis finds implications for inequitable investment in and around Tulsa’s Greenwood TIF district
Dixon, Bria A., "Catalysts and Impediments to Tax Increment Finance in Tulsa’s Historical African American Neighborhood" (2021). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 2916.