Norman Economic Development Coalition


  • NEDC Names New Interim Director

    NEDC on September 3, 2020

    Following a board meeting Aug. 26, the Norman Economic Development Coalition has appointed an interim executive director following the departure of Maureen Hammond earlier this summer.

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  • NEDC President Accepts New Position

    on July 30, 2020

    The Norman Economic Development Coalition interim president and CEO, Maureen Hammond, informed the NEDC board of directors that she has accepted a position as the executive director of the Paris, Texas Economic Development Corporation. Her last day with NEDC will be July 31.

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  • Norman is on the Road to Recovery

    Maureen Hammond on June 12, 2020

    The last few months have presented new challenges for our community. Nearly every business in Norman has been impacted by COVID-19. However, our state’s and community’s response during this time was extraordinary.

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  • Our 2019 Economic Impact in Norman

    NEDC Staff on March 4, 2020

    Norman experienced notable economic growth in 2019. Our work last year facilitated the expansion of some of Norman's strongest companies and created relationships with entrepreneurs and startups who choose to make Norman home.

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  • Local Students Face Off in Annual Entrepreneurial Event

    NEDC Staff on December 9, 2019

    Some of Norman's brightest young entrepreneurs gathered to pitch their ideas to the public Thursday evening. » Read More
  • 2019 Norman Innovation Challenge

    NEDC Staff on November 21, 2019

    Join us at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Studio at Sooner Theatre for the third annual Norman Innovation Challenge.  » Read More
  • Aviation Corporation Selects Norman for Expansion

    NEDC Staff on September 6, 2019

    Commander Aircraft Corporation announces plans to expand in Norman. The aircraft manufacturer purchased land and will build an $8M production facility for the Commander single-engine aircraft. » Read More
  • Norman Economic Development Coalition Earns Recognition for Helping Johnson Controls

    NEDC on August 15, 2019

    The Norman Economic Development Coalition received the Excellence in Economic Development - Project of the Year Award for a population of 40,000 or more from the Oklahoma Economic Development Council on Monday for help provided to Johnson Controls, Inc.

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  • Three New Board Members to Serve Norman Economic Development Coalition

    NEDC on August 15, 2019

    The Norman Economic Development Coalition welcomes three new members to the board of directors this summer: Eric Conrad, Darrel Pyle and Brian Ruttman. » Read More
  • Entrepreneurs Drive Economic Success in Norman

    NEDC Staff on July 12, 2019

    On Friday, three successful, female Norman business owners shared their stories at the Norman Chamber Women’s Leadership Luncheon. » Read More
  • Entrepreneurship is an Economic Driver for Norman

    NEDC Staff on June 3, 2019

    When you think of innovation and entrepreneurship, does Norman land in your top 10 list? It should. More than 11 percent of Norman reports being self-employed—exceeding the average American community and that of communities that are often considered to be among the most entrepreneurially minded and startup friendly.

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  • Working Together for Economic Success

    Maureen Hammond on May 12, 2019

    Last week, we celebrated National Economic Development Week, an initiative of the International Economic Development Council to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs and improve quality of life. For many Oklahoma towns and cities, those efforts are driven by an economic development office. Norman has a unique partnership with investment among multiple entities. This foresight had made our economic development stronger through collaboration, expertise and shared vision.

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  • Economic Standing: Looking at Growth Trends in Norman

    The Norman Transcript on April 7, 2019

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  • NEDC Names Interim President

    NEDC on March 21, 2019

    Maureen Hammond, vice president of the Norman Economic Development Coalition, has been selected to serve as interim president of the Norman Economic Development Coalition. » Read More
  • NEDC Staff Presents at Conference

    NEDC Staff on January 12, 2018

    Jason Smith attended an international economic and community development conference in France with a delegation from Norman. The delegation was led by Mayor Lynne Miller and was hosted by Michelin Tires. Norman was invited to participate based upon its Sister City relationship with Clermont-Ferrand, France, the host city. » Read More
  • Community Assesment Delivered

    NEDC Staff on January 12, 2018

    Work continues on the new Norman Economic Development Strategic Plan. » Read More
  • Inaugural Event a Sucess

    NEDC Staff on January 12, 2018

    Over 100 people attended the Inaugural Norman Innovation Challenge in December. The event was at the Studio at Sooner Theatre. Four teams from Moore Norman Technology Center and three teams from the University of Oklahoma competed separately during the afternoon and presented to a panel of five judges comprised of local business professionals. » Read More
  • Entrepreneurship Event Scheduled Dec. 5

    NEDC Staff on November 8, 2017

    The Sooner Centurions and NEDC will be working in partnership with the University of Oklahoma and Moore Norman Technology Center on a new entrepreneurial event Dec. 5 at the Studio of Sooner Theatre.
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  • Plan Presented for North Park Development

    NEDC Staff on November 8, 2017

    The University of Oklahoma Foundation has released a proposal that would build a new entertainment district anchored by a 10,000-seat arena in the northern half of University North Park. » Read More
  • Strategic Plan Survey Active

    NEDC Staff on November 8, 2017

    The development process of the Strategic Plan for Norman's Economic Development has begun and we want your voice to be heard. » Read More
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