Inside Oklahoma State Capitol Dome

“OEDC as the Economic Development Resource for Oklahoma, is an organization of economic development practitioners and advocates promoting a competitive business climate through legislative initiatives, coalition building and professional development.”

Brien Thorstenberg Photo

As the 2014 Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC) President, I’d like to welcome you to our website where you will find information on economic development and legislative activity in Oklahoma.  Our Association works hard to educate our members to be more effective economic development professionals.  OEDC monitors the activity in the Oklahoma Legislature, and actively works with the legislature to create a business environment that stimulates economic growth in our state.

If you would like information about becoming a member of OEDC, please contact Maressa Treat, OEDC Director at


Brien Thorstenberg, OEDC President

OEDC Economic Development Summit 2014 graphic

Thank you to all those that participated in this year's OEDC Economic Development Summit! It was a great success and could not have happened without partners like you. Please keep an eye out for a post-summit survey. The speaker presentations will also be posted to this site very soon.

If you still need to pay an invoice, please contact Toni Schwarz.

This conference is about helping Oklahoma communities innovate and succeed. The program includes presentations on international and domestic trends, workforce, financial tools, how to implement a virtual building program, housing, social media, place making and regional economic development. We will hear from policy makers and have the opportunity to provide input that will influence future thinking.