Ida Mae Burnett, executive assistant for the Decatur Economic Development Corp. (EDC), graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute March 14 at the OU EDI spring session held in Norman, Okla.
OU EDI is a week-long, three-tier program that provides a broad spectrum of advanced education for economic development professionals. The classes focus on three core areas including business retention and expansion, real estate and finance. Other areas of concentration include marketing, strategic planning, entrepreneurship and managing economic development organizations.
Students complete 117 hours of instruction with curriculum selected from more than 50 seminars, workshops and discussion groups.