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You are invited to join us from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Studio at Sooner Theatre for the 2019 Norman Innovation Challenge.

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Aerospace & Marine International (AMI), an international company with offices in Seoul, Korea; Banchory, Scotland; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Norman, Oklahoma, announced today the move of their Corporate Headquarters from San Jose, California to Norman, Oklahoma.

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Today, the Commander Aircraft Corporation announced plans to expand in Norman.

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The Norman Economic Development Coalition (NEDC) is pleased to announce the launch of a city-wide community visioning process to reimagine Norman’s future.

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Work continues on the new Norman Economic Development Strategic Plan.

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The Norman Economic Development Coalition announces the promotion of Daniel Johnson to the position of Director of Innovation at Startup 405, the only business incubator in Cleveland County certified by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

The Norman Economic Development Coalition announces the promotion of Daniel Johnson to the position of Director of Innovation at Startup 405, the only business incubator in Cleveland County certified by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

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Over the last 10 years, Norman’s population has grown by about 16 percent.

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On Friday, three successful, female Norman business owners shared their stories at the Norman Chamber Women’s Leadership Luncheon.

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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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When you think of innovation and entrepreneurship, does Norman land in your top 10 list?

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The Norman Economic Development Coalition announces the appointment of Erica Millar as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Of the coalition, Millar’s responsibilities as Chief of Staff, include overseeing NEDC's operations and spearheading community development initiatives.

The Norman Economic Development Coalition announces the appointment of Erica Millar as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Of the coalition, Millar’s responsibilities as Chief of Staff, include overseeing NEDC's operations and spearheading community development initiatives.

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Norman is very fortunate to have such a burgeoning arts scene and active sister cities program.

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Over 100 people attended the Inaugural Norman Innovation Challenge in December. The event was at the Studio at Sooner Theatre.

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Advanced Call Center Technologies (ACT) an international company with offices in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Douglas, Arizona; Carmichael, California; Junction City, Kansas; Harlingen, Texas; Johnson City, Tennessee; and Logan, Utah; announced today that they will be bringing up to 770 new jobs to Norman, Oklahoma.

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A broad and diverse coalition of Norman leaders have unveiled plans for a billion-dollar development that includes a venue for major entertainment and sporting events as well as retail shops, restaurants, bars, offices, a hotel, and housing for thousands.

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Congratulations to the new Leadership Norman class.

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Some of Norman’s brightest young entrepreneurs gathered to pitch their ideas to the public Thursday evening.

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Mayor Lynne Miller addressed a local organization, laying out the big initiatives that are facing Norman

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Today at the Coca-Cola Roxy Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, Norman Economic Development Coalition (NEDC) President and Chief Executive Officer Lawrence McKinney, CCE, CEcD, IOM received “North America’s Top 50 Economic Developer Award” from Consultant Connect – an international association of site selectors.

Today at the Coca-Cola Roxy Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, Norman Economic Development Coalition (NEDC) President and Chief Executive Officer Lawrence McKinney, CCE, CEcD, IOM received “North America’s Top 50 Economic Developer Award” from Consultant Connect – an international association of site selectors.

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The Norman Economic Development Coalition proudly announces the appointment of Megan Callicoat to the role of Marketing Intern. In this capacity, Megan undertakes the pivotal responsibility of overseeing and optimizing NEDC's social media platforms, contributing to creative mock-ups and email campaigns, and collaborating with diverse teams to execute robust market research strategies.

Norman, OK - The Norman Economic Development Coalition proudly announces the appointment of Megan Callicoat to the role of Marketing Intern. In this capacity, Megan undertakes the pivotal responsibility of overseeing and optimizing NEDC's social media platforms, contributing to creative mock-ups and email campaigns, and collaborating with diverse teams to execute robust market research strategies.

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NEDC is working with i2E

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Today, President Joe Biden and other White House Administration officials announced the Oklahoma Biotech Innovation Cluster (OBIC) Initiative, a coalition spearheaded by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, including the University of Oklahoma, Norman Economic Development Coalition, Oklahoma City Innovation District, and other industry partners has been awarded $35 million through the Build Back Better Regional Challenge of the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

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NORMAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COALITION CHOOSES INDUSTRY VETERAN LAWRENCE MCKINNEY AS ITS NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO

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Maureen Hammond, vice president of the Norman Economic Development Coalition, has been selected by the NEDC board of directors to serve as interim president and CEO.

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Following a board meeting on 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 will be attending two significant events this spring as part of the organization’s overall strategy to attract new investment and jobs.

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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.

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NEDC was an event sponsor for the 2017 Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup

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Jason Smith attended an international economic and community development conference in France with a delegation from Norman.

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The University of Oklahoma is Norman’s largest employer in addition to attracting many other employers to the city.

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Speaking of new hires, NEDC is extremely excited to be one of the only cities in the country (if not the only city) with a technology entrepreneur as the leader of its public school system. In fact, he started a company in the NEDC operated eTec incubator before selling to Jostens.

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Natalie Portman once said indie rock band The Shins would change Zach Braff’s life in the movie Garden State.

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The Norman Economic Development Coalition received the Excellence in Economic Development

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The last few months have presented new challenges for our community.

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Congratulations

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Norman experienced notable economic growth in 2019.

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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.

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The Norman Economic Development Coalition welcomes Ryan Barnett to its team as a Research Intern from the Community Scholars Program at the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center.

The Norman Economic Development Coalition welcomes Ryan Barnett to its team as a Research Intern from the Community Scholars Program at the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center. Currently pursuing a dual degree in Economics and International Studies with a Pre-Law focus at The University of Oklahoma, Ryan brings a robust academic background and a fervent dedication to community involvement likely from his mother, Michelle Barnett, supervisor of workforce and economic development, at Partner Tulsa.

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

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NEDC has launched branding platforms on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat called Think Norman to spotlight the great things going on in the community.

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The Norman Economic Development Coalition welcomes three new members to the organization’s board of directors this summer.

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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.

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