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 23 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