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Mission Statement

The Norman Economic Development Coalition is dedicated to improving the quality of life of Norman residents through the creation and retention of jobs.

Established in 1996, the Norman Economic Development Coalition (NEDC) is a joint effort of the University of Oklahoma, City of Norman, Moore Norman Technology Center, and the Sooner Centurions. This unique partnership was formed to ensure positive growth and development throughout Norman.

Letter from the CEo/President

On behalf of the vibrant community of Norman, Oklahoma, it brings me great pleasure to extend a heartfelt welcome. We are excited to learn about your interest in establishing a presence here, renowned for its rich culture.

At the heart of our community lies a spirit of innovation, collaboration, and intellectual curiosity. Norman strives to provide a higher quality of place and fosters an environment where businesses like yours can flourish and contribute significantly to our collective success.

Here, you'll discover a wealth of opportunities. Our city boasts a strategic location, nestled within the Oklahoma City MSA, and is complemented by a robust infrastructure. From our highly educated workforce to the array of resources available for business development, we are dedicated to providing an environment that enables your company to thrive.

Moreover, our community takes immense pride in its commitment to fostering partnerships. We believe in the power of collaboration and are eager to explore potential synergies that could benefit both your business and the residents of Norman.

Additionally, Norman offers an exceptional quality of place. With a rich cultural tapestry, excellent educational institutions, and a strong sense of community, we are confident that your team members and their families will find themselves at home in Norman.

We understand that choosing the right location for your business is a crucial decision. Therefore, we would be delighted to provide any additional information or support you may need as you explore the opportunities that Norman presents. Please don’t hesitate to contact us via email or phone. Better yet, come to our office on Main Street.

Thank you for considering Norman, where innovation meets opportunity, and dreams find fertile ground to flourish.


Warm regards,

Lawrence McKinney, CCE, CEcD, IOM

President & CEO

Norman Economic Development Coalition

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