Welcome to Ried
The Research Institute for Economic Development (RIED) is now a part of The State Chamber programming. Beginning in 2022, RIED is now housed within the State Chamber Research Foundation (SCRF), a 501(c)(3) organization. RIED will continue to function as a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting economic growth through the evaluation of business, job and economic issues considered annually by the Oklahoma Legislature.
The distribution of the RIED score will mirror past processes, however SCRF is modernizing the scoring methodology to ensure the end-product reflects today’s legislative issues impacting business and the economy. Thousands of bills are introduced and debated each session of the Oklahoma Legislature, and through the RIED score, SCRF aims to help the business community understand how legislators are voting on the most impactful issues to business.
The State Chamber Research Foundation is excited to continue RIED’s mission and be part of the RIED legacy. To learn more about the State Chamber Research Foundation, visit okstatechamber.com/foundation.
“The mission of the Research Institute for Economic Development is to promote economic growth through the evaluation of business, job and economic growth issues considered by the Oklahoma Legislature.”
HOW FAR WE’VE COME
RIED was created in 1997 by a joint task force of the Oklahoma City, Tulsa and State Chambers of Commerce. For 24 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 32% in 1998 to over 80% today.
2022 TOP SCORES
See what legislators made top marks in the 2022 legislative session.
- INSURANCE & HEALTH CARE
- WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
- MILITARY IMPACT
- RURAL ECONOMIC GROWTH
- TORT REFORM
- JOB CREATION
- SMALL BUSINESS
- WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
- CRIMINAL JUSTICE