Thank you for your interest in the Research Institute for Economic Development, more commonly known as RIED.
The Institute was created in 1997 by a joint task force of the Oklahoma City, Tulsa and State Chambers of Commerce. These groups, along with concerned citizens throughout Oklahoma, wanted to establish and maintain a pro-business, pro-economic growth legislature for our State.
Today RIED is a standalone, 501 ( C ) 6 organization working to maintain that original goal. It is supported by businesses and individuals just like you.
For the past twenty years, the Institute has analyzed thousands of pieces of legislation and evaluated the extent to which each legislator acts to advance or hold back business issues. RIED’s positive impact since its inception is clearly illustrated by the fact that Legislative advocacy for business, jobs and economic growth has improved from thirty two percent in 1998 to over sixty percent today.
We know you are extremely interested in promoting not only the organization you represent, but our State as well. We are more than happy to provide any additional information you might need or do personal presentations for groups interested in RIED and its mission. And of course, we would like to have YOU as a member.
Susan Winchester, President
Research Institute for Economic Development