OXFORD – The OIDC, or Oxford Industrial Development Corporation, is a non-profit organization with deep roots in the Oxford community. Incorporated in 1963, the OIDC exists today with some of its members in their second generation. Their purpose is basically the same as it was four decades ago: to help industrial, commercial and manufacturing facilities increase in Oxford, helping to create new jobs. By reducing unemployment it improves community prosperity. There are other industrial developmental organizations today, but not many have so many years of experience to offer and so much personal involvement as the OIDC. Some background history explains their qualifications.