Ada Jobs Foundation

Big city amenities in a hometown atmosphere.

Who We Are?

Some Things You Should Know About Us

The Ada Jobs Foundation contracts with the City of Ada to promote and recommend economic development opportunities with the city. We were established in 1998 to create and retain quality jobs for the Ada area. We serve as a "one-stop-shop" for economic development by coordinating with the city and other entities for your benefit.

The Ada Jobs Foundation works in partnership with state and local government, educators, training providers, financial institutions, and business. Our partners include Ada Area Chamber of Commerce, Ada Industrial Development Corporation, Chickasaw Nation, City of Ada, East Central University, Pontotoc County Commissioners, Pontotoc Technology Center & Science and Natural Resources Foundation.

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Fact & Figures

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Ada's central location, trained labor, low utility costs, and unique incentives are just some of the reasons why Ada, Oklahoma is the ideal location for doing business. The Ada Jobs Foundation staff is dedicated to business growth and development regardless of company size. We provide relocation, expansion, and ongoing support services to small businesses to international manufacturers stay competitive in their industries. Our unique economic development incentives make relocation or expansion into the area cost effective for your business.

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Live, Work, & Play in Ada

Ada, Oklahoma has all the big city amenities in a community that still embraces the charm and values of a small town. Our low cost of living, abundant activities, and family-oriented community make us the ideal place to live, work, and play.


Ada is home to a wide variety of entertainment options ranging from car racing to bull riding to theatrical performances.

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Cost of Living

Ada's low cost of living compared to other cities across the United States makes it a very affordable place to live and work. Ada has all the big city amenities in a small town environment.

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Ada boasts a range of educational facilities including K-12, East Central University, Pontotoc Technology Center & CLEET.

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Health & Wellness

Ada's medical community serves as a regional health care hub that serves not only Pontotoc County but the citizens of neighboring counties. Ada is home to three main medical facilities: Valley View Regional Hospital, Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, and Rolling Hills Psychiatric Hospital.

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Arts & Humanities

Ada is home to a thriving arts community that includes an arts district, an arts council, a community theater, and numerous other arts organizations.

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Ada, Oklahoma is a bustling retail hub that serves the surrounding communities and counties. Several strip shopping centers and Main Street are the main shopping districts. Specialty boutiques provide a unique shopping experience for customers with a variety of budgets.

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