Thank you for your interest in the Research Institute for Economic Development, more commonly known as RIED. 

RIED was created in 1997 by a joint task force of the Oklahoma City, Tulsa and State Chambers of Commerce.  These pro-business organizations, along with concerned citizens throughout Oklahoma, desired to establish and maintain a pro-business, pro-economic growth, pro-job creation Oklahoma Legislature. 

Today RIED is a standalone, 501 (c) 6 organization working to maintain our original goal.  We are supported by dozens of businesses and individuals just like you.

For the past twenty-two years, the Institute has analyzed thousands of pieces of legislation and evaluated the extent to which each legislator acts to advance or restrict pro-business policies.  RIED’s positive impact since its inception is clearly illustrated by the fact that legislative advocacy for business, employment and economic growth has improved from 32% in 1998 to over 65% today.

RIED is happy to present a personal briefing for any business or advocacy organization interested in our mission, and we would like to count you as a valued RIED member.


Mark Williams

President - Research Institute for Economic Development

Ok State Senate chamber
Ok State Capitol
Ok State House chamber