May 2015
Lt. Governor's Turkey Hunt
Staff from the Ada Jobs Foundation as well as numerous other leaders from area communities organized and attended the Oklahoma 
Southeast Lt. Governor's Turkey Hunt at Hugo Lake State Park. Twelve site selection consultants from around the country and representing a broad cross section of industries attended this year. This annual event is a great opportunity for our communities to market the area for prospective companies, address strategic concerns, and hear first hand about private sector trends. 
Retail Webpage
The Ada Jobs Foundation launched a new page on dedicated to retail. The community continues to work to strengthen Ada's retail economy. Campaigns such as Shop Ada work to boost local businesses while attraction efforts focus on filling the gaps to provide additional services to consumers and boost the local tax base. Visit the latest addition to the webpage here.
Economic Report
Sales tax collections slid 3% in April compared to 2014, with monthly collections coming in at $1,195,376. This brings the annual collection to just over $5.1 million. Overall, unemployment at the state level has remained steady at 3.9%. 

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Target Industries
As part of a strategic plan, the AJF with TadZo consulting identified industries most likely to be successful in Ada and has begun targeting those industries for growth. The brochures can be found here, on the AJF website.

 The target industries are:
- Aircraft Maintenance & Parts
- Plastics and Rubber Manf. 
- Metal Building Products
- Water Testing, Drilling, &  Policy