Small Business Resources

Local Assistance Available
  1. Claremore Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of business in Claremore. It is a voluntary business organization with more than 450 members. Contact the Chamber by calling 918-341-2818.
  2. Rogers State Universtiy (RSU) Innovation Center was established to foster economic development and to address the educational needs of business and industry in northeast Oklahoma. The center assists entrepreneurs who need assistance in the following areas when starting or expanding their business: business plans, financial planning, management, production, workforce training, incubator space and business workshops. The Innovation Center can be reached by calling 918-343-7533 or by email.
  3. Claremore Industrial & Economic Development Authority (CIEDA) is an economic development organization trust that facilitates the creation of wealth and new investment in Claremore through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. Their offices can be reached by calling 918-341-4755.
  4. Rogers County Industrial Development Authority (RCIDA) is a public trust created for the purpose of assisting businesses to develop, provide jobs and create economic, cultural and educational benefits for the residents of Rogers County. RCIDA will provide assistance in the following areas: facility location and site searches, economic and demographic information, real estate and equipment finance, business start-up programs and small business development. Contact RCIDA by phone at 918-343-8959.
  5. Northeast Technology Business Development The Business Development Program assists business owners with their endeavor to increase sales revenue, achieve optimum profitability, and contend with the vast complexity of government regulations. Tuition for an entire academic year of the Business Development Program is $125. Clients are welcome to co-enroll their spouse or partner to participate in the classes and/or the consultations for an additional $25. Contact NE Tech by phone at 918-825-5555.
Statewide Resources
  1. Oklahoma Department of Commerce - is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurial assistance in the state of Oklahoma. You can sort through business licensing options, register the business, find service providers and explore financing options.
  2. Tulsa Chamber Sourcelink Resource Navigator provides resource suggestions based on small business needs throughout the Tulsa metro area.
Quarterly Labor Market Update
The 2nd quarter 2014 Quarterly Labor Market Update for the Claremore area, a publication from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the Claremore Workforce Center.