Nick Glew, President of Marion Economic Development Corporation, graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute on May 3, 2018 at the OU EDI Spring session held in Fort Worth, Texas.
OU EDI is the principal economic development course in the nation and has more than 50 years of experience leading programs that equip professional economic developers with up-to-date tools and knowledge to succeed. The course is an intensive 117-hour certificate program which provides a broad spectrum of advanced education regarding topics relevant to economic developers. Mary Ann Moon, Dean, said, “These graduates represent some of the finest economic development practitioners in the U.S. working to support their local communities. My congratulations to them.”
OU EDI classes focus on three major core areas including: Business Retention and Expansion, Real Estate, and Credit Analysis, as well as areas of concentration in Marketing, Strategic Planning, Entrepreneurship, and Managing Economic Development Organizations. Students typically take 1-2 years to complete the program through a series of in-person seminars, workshops and discussion groups.
OU EDI is fully accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the program has trained over 5,000 graduates and remains the world’s leading economic development teacher.