Retail Environment

The City of Bartlesville recognizes that retail growth is essential to Bartlesville’s economic and social well-being, and has requested that the Bartlesville Development Authority (BDA) lead the retail growth effort. The BDA is committed to expanding Bartlesville’s underserved retail sector through incentive programs and a streamlined process to fast-track potential retail development.

To achieve retail growth, the BDA is:

Offering a sales tax based incentive program to new and expanding retailers. Visit our Retail Incentives page to calculate a potential retail incentive.

  • Helping retailers find available buildings, sites and lease space.
  • Establishing relationships with national and local retailers, brokers and developers, and providing data and resources as needed.
  • Recruiting targeted retailers to Bartlesville.

Contact Jared Patton at 918.397.5977 or for additional information. 

Retail Market Area

Bartlesville is the largest major retail location in Washington County, with a county population of 51,633. Bartlesville is the center of a market area that serves nearly 100,000 people*. This market area includes multiple communities in northeastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas within a 15 minute to one-hour drive time. Geographically intersected by US Highway 75 and Highway 60 provides a favorable retail environment and easy access from surrounding communities.

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