As the 2015 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 the most competitive business environment in the nation.
If you would like information about becoming a member of OEDC, please contact Nicole Boyles.
Brent Kisling, OEDC President
This month, we have joined with the Governor's Economic Development Marketing Team (GEDMT) to bring you two informative speakers. We hope you enjoy both programs!
GEDMT Guest Speaker: Calandra Cruickshank, President and Co-Founder of StateBook International
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
OEDC Members are invited to join GEDMT for a joint meeting at 11am on Tuesday, September 15 at the State Chamber to learn more about StateBook. More than 90% of site selection decisions are made online, before EDOs are ever contacted. StateBook is making it easy for EDO’s and Site Selectors by providing standardized
current data for every community across the U.S. Calandra Cruickshank with State Book will share more about this tool for marketing your community and how you can claim your microsite.
OEDC Guest Speaker: Von Royal, Executive Director for OneNet Oklahoma Higher Education
TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Von Royal has 26 years of information technology experience with an emphasis on network management and design. He began his career with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in 1989 and has served in a variety of positions leading into his current position. In his latest role, he provides leadership at the executive level for OneNet, and serves as Oklahoma's chief information officer for higher education. In this role, he coordinates I.T. collaborations for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, with a focus on achieving cost savings for Oklahoma's colleges and universities.
Location for both meetings: State Chamber of Oklahoma - Conference Hall, 330 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
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Innovative economic development organizations want solid, well-grounded professionals. The OU EDI experience is designed to immediately impact a participant’s professional career by providing comprehensive courses that align with International Economic Development Council (IEDC) manuals, as well as the latest trends in economic development.
For more information, click here. Early Bird Registration deadline is November 6, 2015.
This class will be held in Indianapolis, IN.