Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC)
The Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC) is an association of 150 economic development professionals who support efforts to market the regions and communities throughout Oklahoma as places where people want to live and invest.
OEDC supports the efforts of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, as the leading recruitment organization for the state of Oklahoma, as well as the activities of the Governor’s Economic Development Marketing and International Teams. We also work closely with the State Chamber lobby team in developing, implementing and educating citizens about legislative issues.
Our members are advocates for a prosperous economy in Oklahoma and strive to be active economic development resources for state elected officials and leaders.
For more information about the Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council, visit their website at www.oedc.net/
State Chamber Research Foundation
The State Chamber Research Foundation commissioned a study of manufacturing in the state by Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Center for Economic and Business Development. This year, it includes a breakdown by region of the state as well.
Click here to read the full report on the Economic Impact of Oklahoma Manufacturing.
Ad Valorem Tax Exemption
As an aid to policymakers, this report examines the economic role of the Oklahoma manufacturer’s ad valorem tax exemption. While the exemption has been in place for nearly three decades, the economic contribution of the program has received only limited evaluation. This report documents the structure and usage of the exemption in recent years and develops a comprehensive framework for estimating the economic contribution of the exemption to the state economy. The direct economic outcomes generated by manufacturers receiving the exemption are estimated and described in detail.
ACE Book 2015
The 2015 Accountability for a Competitive Economy (ACE) Book provides a snapshot of some key elements of the Oklahoma economy in order to provide a better understanding of how Oklahoma can build towards the future. This book is broken up into four sections (Economy and Infrastructure, Business Climate, Taxation and Business, and Education and Workforce Development). Each section focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of Oklahoma’s economy and how our state compares against our regional neighbors and the United States as a whole.
While Oklahoma’s economy has seen improvement due to a significant increase in job creation, gross domestic product and per capita personal income over the past ten years, our state’s growth is inhibited by our poor education system and the quality of health of Oklahomans. Workforce development is tied to both of these obstacles, which affects the future of our economy. Until the problems of our education system and the health and well-being of Oklahomans are solved, our economy will not achieve its maximum growth and performance.
This assessment of Oklahoma’s situation compared to other states is designed to inform and assist policy makers in their quest to guide Oklahoma towards a more prosperous future.
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