Welcome to Ried

Founded in 1997, the Research Institute for Economic Development (RIED) has analyzed thousands of pieces of legislation to annually produce an analysis of each legislator’s voting record.

RIED is a 501(c) 6 non-profit, non-partisan organization that evaluates the extent to which individual Oklahoma legislators act to advance business interests through their service in the legislature.

RIED is non-partisan. We do not lobby issues, endorse candidates or campaigns. All data presented in this site is obtained from legislative, government and private sector sources. The material is not intended to be and does not constitute an endorsement of any kind or to be or to represent an official source.

“The mission of the Research Institute for Economic Development is to promote economic growth through the evaluation of business, job and economic growth issues considered by the Oklahoma Legislature.”

HOW FAR WE’VE COME

RIED was created in 1997 by a joint task force of the Oklahoma City, Tulsa and State Chambers of Commerce. For twenty years, the Institute has analyzed thousands of pieces of legislation and evaluated the extent to which each legislator acts to advance or hold back business issues.  RIED’s positive impact since its inception is clearly illustrated by the fact that Legislative advocacy for business, jobs and economic growth has improved from thirty two percent in 1998 to over sixty percent today.

We offer you here a look back at one of the founders and first president of RIED, Vince Robison.


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  • 2018 PERFECT SCORES 

    These are the recipients of a perfectly-scored voting record for the 2018 legislative session.

    Rep. Elise Hall
    Sen. Tom Dugger
    Sen. Tom Dugger
    Sen. Ervin Yen
  • TAXES
  • INSURANCE & HEALTH CARE
  • ENERGY
  • MANUFACTURING
  • WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
  • MILITARY IMPACT
  • RURAL ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • TORT REFORM
  • JOB CREATION
  • EDUCATION
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • SMALL BUSINESS
  • WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

AN EYE ON THE ISSUES

Institute research creates a profile of each legislator’s individual voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector. All legislation introduced during the session regarding the issues listed is evaluated. Each legislator is graded with respect to his or her position on each bill. A wide range of reports, graphic illustrations and voting profiles are disseminated across the state based upon each legislator’s voting record.

All data in this document is obtained from legislative, government and private sector sources. The data, information and estimations herein are not warranted as to accuracy and are presented as is and without warranty either expressed or implied. The purpose of this material is to inform. Further, the material is not intended to be and does not constitute an endorsement of any kind or to be or to represent an official source. Interested persons should formulate their own opinions relative to the data, information and estimations herein or to any information related thereto.

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