Business Startup

The Center for Economic & Business Development offers assistance in the fundamentals of starting and running a small business. Areas of assistance include development of business plans, marketing, legal structure, cash flow analysis, and human resources issues. The CEBD also hosts workshops that include topics such as business startup, taxation, financing, and programs for veterans and minorities.


The Center for Economic & Business Development develops customized corporate training programs for businesses of any size. We offer training in leadership, employee development, customer service, supervision, communication, and many other topics.


CEBD business advisors identify the trouble spots of a business and develop an action plan to strengthen those areas. We have assisted clients with a wide range of business issues, from marketing and accounting, to leadership and team development. Our business advice can help drive revenue, increase sales, and improve company morale.


Regional Economic Models, Inc. is the leading economic forecasting and policy analysis model that incorporates different aspects of modeling approaches, which includes input-output, general equilibrium, econometric, and economic geography, to answer any “what if…?” questions on the state and regional economies of Oklahoma. The CEBD offers REMI model economic impact studies as a fee-based service.

Continuing Education

The CEBD facilitates continuing education for professionals who need to obtain certifications or maintain professional licensure. Additionally, the Center offers professional development opportunities for employees who desire to enhance their workplace skills.

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The student intern program at the CEBD has become a model for the state of Oklahoma. This multi-disciplinary program allows students to experience first- hand the complexities of the working business world. At the same time, these interns provide valuable support services to companies in the region. Students work directly with small business clients on business planning, forecasting, marketing, business valuations, ROI calculations, and other projects. Students are paid and can receive university credit for their work.

Personal Development

For individuals who desire to explore a new interest learn a new hobby, the CEBD has a variety of personal development courses available.