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OU Economic Development Institute (EDI) is the premier economic development program in the nation, with more than 50 years of experience providing professional economic developers with up-to-date knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in today’s constantly-changing environment.

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.

More top economic development professionals have been trained by OU EDI than any other organization. Our economic development certificate program is an international educational experience that offers participants from around the world an outstanding level of flexibility in creating course schedules with its mixture of online and traditional courses.

OU EDI Mini-Institute

Oklahoma City, OK

July 13 - 18, 2019

(Credit Analysis and Real Estate)

CEcD Exam Prep Course

Denver, CO

October 19 - 20, 2019
October 21 - 22, 2019


Denver, CO

October 20 - 24, 2019



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OU E.D.I. courses and institutes


OU EDI offers a variety of in-person courses and institutes, covering topics most pertinent and valuable to the economic development industry.

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OU E.D.I. scholarships


There are several scholarships available to OU EDI students. Read more about them here.

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OU E.D.I. sponsorships


By supporting OU EDI, you will receive valuable benefits and connection to industry leaders, as well as support the future of economic development.

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