2018 Day at the Capitol
Join us for OEDC's annual OEDC Day at the Capitol! Click here to learn more.
The Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC) is once again inviting members to join together at the Capitol to share the concerns of our industry with Oklahoma legislators. This annual event is an important opportunity to educate legislators about vital economic development issues and showcase our profession.
The OEDC Day at the Capitol will begin with Registration at 8:45 AM in the 4th Floor Rotunda, followed by private briefings with leadership in the House and Senate lounges until noon.
In an effort to encourage communication and relationships with legislators, we have changed our lunch schedule. Beginning at noon, we will have box lunches and seating available in the 1st Floor Rotunda. We would like each of you to contact your area legislator(s) and either 1) invite them to join us in the Rotunda or 2) pre-arrange to bring a box lunch to a legislator’s office for a quick lunch and conversation about economic development at the local level. We feel a personal invitation from you as a constituent and “local leader” in your community will be the most effective guarantee of their response.
As a reminder, this is a FREE event, but registration is required to reserve a box lunch for both you and the legislator(s) you’re meeting with. If you would rather not contact a legislator, that’s OK too …simply reserve your own box lunch when you register online! Together, we’ll meet with Oklahoma Legislators and explain issues important to the economic health and future of Oklahoma.
8:45 AM: Registration and Check-in (4th Floor Rotunda)
9:00-12:00 PM: Briefing with legislators in the House & Senate Lounges (4th Floor)
12:00–1:00 PM: Box Lunches available (1st Floor Rotunda)
Advance Registrations must be received on or before Friday, February 9, 2018. Lunches for participants and legislators are not guaranteed for any registrations after February 9, 2018.
Championing Economic Development
The Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC) is the only statewide organization focused solely on promoting and championing the interests of economic development. We work hand-in-hand with elected officials, state policymakers and community leaders to keep Oklahoma competitive in recruitment, retention and industry growth.
OEDC takes a proactive approach in working with legislative leadership and policymakers whose actions impact our ability to recruit new business, help existing business expand and foster a healthy business climate. Our Legislative Committee adopts a yearly legislative agenda to advocate for initiatives that encourage investment and result in economic prosperity in Oklahoma.
OEDC stays current on legislation and takes an active role in promoting issues affecting business/industry and economic development. Through a partnership with the State Chamber of Oklahoma, OEDC is able to provide advocacy training, legislative alerts and other resources to promote the OEDC Legislative Agenda at the state Capitol.
Current Advocacy Campaigns
2017 Legislative Agenda
Our 2017 legislative agenda and priorities are outlined below.