Jami Longacre and Margaret Erling briefed membership on legislation that OEDC has been monitoring. Longacre and Erling reviewed OEDC’s legislative priorities and discussed our achievements to date for 2013. Longacre and Erling also discussed areas of continued focus for OEDC moving forward in 2014. Click here for the handout.
Last month, OEDC members passed out coins to the entire legislature with a list of facts from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Included with the coins was a thank you note to our legislators for their support of economic development legislation. These ideas spotlight accomplishments that everyone involved in economic development in Oklahoma can review with great pride. This also helps highlight the crucial role the local economic development professionals play in the very important task in keeping Oklahoma’s economy moving forward.
- The Average Annual Wage in Oklahoma was $40,746 in 2011, which is 4.9% higher than the $38,854 average annual wage in 2010.
- Oklahoma Per Capita Personal Income (PCPI) was 90.7% of the United States in 2011. This is in comparison to 89.3% of the United States in 2010.
- For 2012, Oklahoma gained 34,400 jobs with a growth rate of 2.2%. Oklahoma ranked 6th in the U.S. in terms of total percentage growth from December 2011 to December 2012.
- For 2012, Oklahoma gained 5,000 manufacturing jobs with a growth rate of 3.8%. Oklahoma ranked 3rd in total percentage manufacturing growth from December 2011 to December 2012.
- According to BLS, 2012 Unemployment Rate in Oklahoma was 5.1%; 6th lowest in the US.
"Exploring New Directions In The New Economy"
Save the date for the Southern Economic Development Council's 2013 Annual Conference. Enjoy professional development and networking in one of the nation's leading metro areas for economic development success.
Registration will open in early 2013.
Location: Hyatt Regency Tulsa, 100 East Second Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103 (918) 582-9000
SEDC is holding a block of rooms for our attendees at a great rate of $119.00 per night. To reserve your room, please call the hotel directly, or you can use our attendee hotel reservations website by clicking here. The event code will automatically populate for you.
Applicant must be a current OCCE and SEDC member. This scholarship is for existing SEDC members, while we are offering a $100 promo to all new SEDC members below. Financial need will be considered. Deadline is May 30 at noon. Click here for the application.
Members: Early Bird (register by June 30) $425.00 - Regular $475.00 - Onsite $525.00
Join SEDC & Register*: Early Bird (register by June 30) $600.00 - Regular $650.00 - Onsite $700.00
*For 1st time SEDC Members Only, save $50.00 off your annual dues
Non-Members: Early Bird (register by June 30) $675.00 - Regular $725.00 - Onsite $775.00
Spouse/Guest - $175.00
Registration Special for New Members:
SEDC membership is $225, but discounted by $50 for new members attending the conference. The total for new membership and conference registration is $600. This year, OEDC is sponsoring $100 towards these costs to encourage our members to join SEDC and attend the conference in Tulsa. OEDC will pay $100 for the first fifty new members to sign up. SEDC will be creating a special discount code that we will send to members once registration opens.
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Call For Entries for Annual Economic Development Communication Awards - Click here to read the press release.