By Dean Whittaker

As a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute, and for the past 25 as an adjunct faculty member, I can attest to the strength and value of the professional training programs the Institute offers . If you or your colleagues are new to the economic development profession, I would encourage you to consider either attending or providing an opportunity for your colleagues to attend the courses offered by the Institute. The next opportunity for the OU EDI residential course is November 3-7, 2013 in Indianapolis. Or you may want to participate in their online courses.