The City of Ada and Ada Jobs Foundation conducted a developed a strategic economic development plan with TadZo consulting. The plan identified specific industries that were likely to be successful in the community based on workforce, training available, existing industries, and location. These industries were:
1. Plastics Products: Details
2. Metal Building Products: Details
3. Aircraft Maintenance and Parts: Details
In addition, the plan encouraged developing a "water cluster" built around natural resources, university and EPA research, economic development, and private sector innovation. This water cluster would involve the areas of drilling, testing, researching, and policy that could become a state and regional hub for water issues.
4. Water Cluster: Details
Though Ada is actively targeting these industries, all industry is welcome and the Ada Jobs Foundation will work with interested companies to identify needs and solutions, whether a new or existing company to the area.