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Economic Development

Economic Development is a key priority for OU and will continue to impact Oklahomans by encouraging collaboration, promoting the development of innovative activities and entrepreneurship; and fostering economic development in service to the businesses and citizens of the State of Oklahoma and the nation.

Center for Economic and Management Research (CEMR)

The Center For Economic & Management Research was established in 1928 by the University of Oklahoma to conduct basic and applied economic research.

Our clients include economic developers, businesses, local and state government agencies and industrial and technology companies.

The center also serves as a point of contact between business and government leaders and faculty members providing technical assistance and consulting.

Learn more about the Center for Economic and Management Research (CEMR)


Ronnie K. Irani Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (I-CCEW)

The Ronnie K. Irani Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth is an economic development organization at the University of Oklahoma specializing in technology commercialization, software business development, social entrepreneurship, and agile product design.

As a nexus of entrepreneurial activity in the state, I-CCEW provides immersive learning experiences, collaborative spaces, high-impact programming, and entrepreneurial consulting to students, young professionals, entrepreneurs, and community members in Norman, Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

Learn more about the Ronnie K. Irani Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (I-CCEW).


Tom Love Innovation Hub

The Tom Love Innovation Hub’s mission is to increase Innovation and Entrepreneurship across OU and Oklahoma through teaching, research, and increasing OU’s role as an economic engine for Oklahoma.  Launched in 2016, the iHub has built strong, diverse partnerships across the university, nation and state to support OU student, faculty, and the citizens of Oklahoma.

Learn more about the Tom Love Innovation Hub