Reed & Shonkwiler graduate from OU Economic Development Institute

May 9, 2016
Noblesville Economic Development

The City of Noblesville is proud to announce that two employees recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute spring session held in San Antonio, Texas.


OU EDI is an intensive week-long, three-tier program which provides a broad spectrum of advanced education for the economic development professional. OU EDI is the premier economic development program in the nation providing the necessary knowledge and up-to-date tools to succeed in today’s constantly changing economic development marketplace.

“Continuing education ensures a high standard of professional service and quality here in Noblesville. We want our community to know that we are always seeking to enhance our knowledge base and competency in order to encourage Noblesville’s growth and vibrancy.”

Noblesville Economic Development Director Judi Johnson

OU EDI classes focus on three major core areas including business retention and expansion, real estate, and finance; as well as areas of concentration in marketing, strategic planning, entrepreneurship, and managing economic development organizations. Students complete 117 hours of instruction with a curriculum selected from more than 50 seminars, workshops, and discussion groups.

Beginning in 1962, OU EDI is celebrating its 53rd year of service to the economic development community. Fully accredited by the International Economic Development Council, the program has trained more than 4,000 graduates and remains the world’s leading economic development teacher.

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