Ada Jobs Foundation

Economic Report - July 2011
Ada's Cost of Living Index Is Available for First Time

Ada Jobs Foundation Staff with the assistance of the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce and area retailers recently completed and compiled the first cost of living index for the Ada area.

This cost of living index utilized a small cities program available from the Council for Community and Economic Research, which currently conducts a national cost of living index for cities and metropolitan areas across the United States. A cost of living index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating areas equals 100, and each place's index is read as a percentage of the average for all places.

For the first quarter of 2011, Ada's composite cost of living index is 90.3, which means Read more....

Ada Area Job Fair - August 11, 2011

The Annual Ada Area Job Fair will be Thursday August 11, 2011 at the Pontotoc County Agriplex. Last year the job fair connected over 500 people seeking employment with a variety of employers. 

The job fair committee is currently accepting business registration forms for businesses in the Ada area that are seeking additional employees. Registration is free, but the deadline to register is August 1st.

You can download a registration form by clicking here. For more information please contact Mari Plumlee at 580 272-0733 or Darrell Walker at 580 436-7294. 

2011 Workers Compensation Symposium

The State Chamber of Oklahoma is presenting the 2011 Workers Compensation Symposium on August 23-24, 2011 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City.  

The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Symposium provides attendees with a comprehensive and cutting-edge experience. Program chairs consult with workers' compensation experts in the federal sector to carefully develop a balanced mix of seminars that are fresh and focused on the pressing issues that you face every day when handling workers' compensation for employees. 

For more information or to register visit

Ada Jobs Foundation Recognizes Local Businesses and Community Leaders 

On Thursday July 14, the Ada Jobs Foundation held its 3rd Annual Business & Industry Night Out awards ceremony and banquet. The event honored local businesses and community leaders in a variety of categories.

Ziegelmeier & Company was awarded the New Business Award. The Zeigelmeier's have grown their company from an experiment with tastes into a commercial operation that produces vast quantities of pecan butter that is sold in two countries, eight states and is now available in Whole Foods.

The Innovations Award was presented to East Central University for their Arts Incubator facility. East Central's creative and innovative thinking has allowed for the establishment of several new businesses that not only enhance the arts district but also provide jobs and sales tax revenue to the city.

Jeff Thompson, EDGE Tech Corp, was presented with the Harland C. Stonecipher Entrepreneurship Award. Thompson took an idea and $2,500 at the age of 14 and turned it into a business that is one of the leading in its field. EDGE Tech currently employs over 120 people in Ada.

The Ambassador Award was presented to Valley View Regional Hospital. Valley View was Read More...

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Ada, OK 74821
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Economic Indicators

Unemployment Rate

(May 2011)

    Ada MSA -  4.2%

  Oklahoma -  5.3%

  United States -  9.1%
Labor Force
(May 2011) 

  Ada MSA -  20,088

  Oklahoma -  1,737,020

  US - 153,693,000



Building Permits

(June 2011)

  City of Ada - $265,900



Sales Tax Collections

  City of Ada - $1,142,733

   Pontotoc County - $268,038

Use Tax Collections
  City of Ada - $51,761
Pontotoc County - $20,765


Lodging Tax Collections
   Pontotoc County - $20,598