2019 OEDC Day at the Capitol group photo

Why Be A Member?

The Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC) was formed to provide technical expertise to governmental and private groups to achieve goals which support economic growth and development. OEDC provides a growing spectrum of support services in Oklahoma to industry leaders, professional economic developers and local governments who need a resource for managing their own local economic development initiatives.

As a member of OEDC, you will be a part of a strong membership base attracted from around the state, representing both rural and urban areas. Such diverse backgrounds result in economic development solutions that work. OEDC will help continue Oklahoma’s revitalization.

  • Legislative Advocacy
    OEDC stays current on legislation and takes an active role in promoting issues affecting business/industry and economic development. OEDC members meet at the Capitol several times a year including for Economic Development Day at the Capitol every February.

  • Professional Development
    Learn the latest techniques in economic development from people that have successfully obtained loans and grants, and assisted new/expanding industry, or implemented other successful economic development programs.

  • Networking
    Become part of a network of experienced developers who will share their expertise and materials through monthly meetings.

  • Legislative Updates and Information

  • Website and Social Media Resources


Membership in OEDC shall be open to individuals whose professional background, primary interests, and activities are dedicated to economic development on behalf of the State of Oklahoma, its municipalities, counties, and regions.

Any person who has an interest in economic development in the State of Oklahoma and who sincerely desires to further the purposes of OEDC, but does not meet the aforementioned criteria is eligible to participate as an Associate Member. Associate members are non-voting members and ineligible to serve on the Legislative Committee or as an officer in OEDC. Any member who is not a resident of the state of Oklahoma shall be designated an associate member.

A completed application plus an acknowledgment of the code of ethics is required for consideration for membership. All memberships are subject to approval by the Board of Directors. OEDC Membership is a $350 annual investment per professional, inclusive of meals at the monthly membership luncheons. For more information about membership, contact Nicole Boyles.