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1/24/2022: Economic Development in Ada: Rural Innovation

1/19/2022: AJF NOW HIRING: Ecosystem Digital Content Manager

1/19/2022: AJF NOW HIRING: Startup Program Manager

1/19/2022: AJF NOW HIRING: Technology Community Manager

1/18/2022: Economic Development in Ada: Ada Jobs Foundation's Role

12/13/2021: Ada Jobs Foundation Welcomes Amy Childers Elliott to Team

11/11/2021: Press Release: Winners of The Big Pitch Ada 2021

10/20/2021: Press Release: Applications Now Open for The Big Pitch Ada 2021

10/1/2021: Press Release: Ada selected to receive highly competitive U.S. Economic Development Administration Build to Scale Venture Challenge grant

9/20/2021: Press Release: Startup Ada Boot Camp 2021

8/31/2021: Press Release: Ada Business Improvement Grants Open on September 7

8/20/2021: Ada Jobs Foundation Welcomes Peggy Saunkeah to Team

7/20/2021: NOW HIRING! AJF Entrepreneurship Specialist

7/19/2021: Ada Jobs Foundation Welcomes Daniel Castaneda to Team

7/19/2021: NOW HIRING! AJF Entrepreneurship Specialist

7/12/2021: NOW HIRING! AJF Community Development Specialist

5/13/2021: NOW HIRING! AJF Economic Development Specialist

5/4/2021: Press Release: Ada Pilots Free IT Career Training

12/13/2020: Press Release: AJF Reaccredited by the International Economic Development Council

11/19/2020: Press Release: Winners of The Big Pitch Ada 2020

11/2/2020: Press Release: The Big Pitch Ada Top Finalists Announced

10/20/2020: Press Release: Ada Jobs Foundation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award

10/15/2020: Press Release: 2020 The Big Pitch Ada Applications Open

10/8/2020: October 2020 Newsletter

9/22/2020: Press Release: Ada Announces Scholarship Program That Teaches Rural Residents New Digital Skills

9/11/2020: Press Release: Virtual Startup Ada Boot Camp 2020

8/18/2020: August 2020 Newsletter

7/17/2020: July 2020 Newsletter

5/29/2020: Press Release: Applications Open for Ada Business Improvement Grant

5/11/2020: May 2020 Newsletter

4/7/2020: Ada Area COVID-19 Related Economic Resources

3/23/2020: Economic and COVID-19 Related Resource List

2/3/2020: Newsletter - February 2020

1/31/2020: RECAP: WEFTEC 2019 - Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition

1/13/2020: Press Release: Following a Competitive Nationwide Selection Process, Ada Jobs Foundation Chosen to Participate in 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative

12/16/2019: RECAP: 2019 Startup Ada Boot Camp

12/3/2019: Ada Plant Finds Stitch Niche

11/15/2019: Press Release: Winners of The Big Pitch Ada

11/12/2019: City OKs Performance Agreement with McCall's - SOURCE: The Ada News

11/4/2019: Press Release: 2019 The Big Pitch Ada Top Finalists Announced

10/18/2019: Big Pitch Q&A with Collin Quinn Low, Founder of WOGO Apparel and winner of the The Big Pitch Ada 2018

9/30/2019: Press Release: 2019 The Big Pitch Ada Applications Open

9/16/2019: Press Release: Deadline Extended for the Startup Ada Boot Camp 2019

8/7/2019: AJF Newsletter - August 2019

8/1/2019: Q&A with Larisa Bolin and Norbu Gurung – 2019 I2E Love’s Entrepreneurs Cup Winners

8/1/2019: RECAP: Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) in Denver, April 15-18, 2019

8/1/2019: Highlighting Rural Startup Communities - Ada Entrepreneurial Summit 2019 Recap

6/26/2019: Press Release: City Adds to Water Research Talent with Transferred EPA Employees

3/19/2019: Press Release: Second Annual Ada Entrepreneurial Summit Focuses on Building Rural Startup Ecosystems

2/26/2019: Press Release: Jamie Green Joins Ada Jobs Foundation

11/15/2018: Press Release: Winners of The Big Pitch Ada

10/24/2018: Ada Jobs Announces Finalists for Big Pitch Competition

8/22/2018: Entrepreneur Q&A with Louden Johnson - I2E Love's Cup Pitch 2018 Winner

7/18/2018: Press Release: New Ada Jobs Foundation Board of Directors

6/27/2018: Ada sets debut of new airport terminal - source: KTEN News

6/8/2018: Ada moves forward with water cluster plans - SOURCE: The Ada News

6/6/2018: June 2018 Newsletter

5/22/2018: Q & A with Mackinsey Archer and Jonathan Harrington – 2018 I2E Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup 3rd Place Winners

5/4/2018: Press Release: Ghosh Receives George Nigh Award


4/23/2018: Press Release: Love's Cup Winners from ECU Announced

2/28/2018: February 2018 Newsletter

2/21/2018: Press Release: Ada Hosts Spring Entrepreneurial Summit

2/5/2018: Press Release: Ada Jobs Foundation Hires Ghosh as Entrepreneurship Specialist

2/1/2018: Press Release: Eldridge Promoted to President and CEO of the Ada Jobs Foundation

1/25/2018: Ada Jobs Foundation producing entrepreneurs - source: Journal Record News

12/20/2017: December 2017 Newsletter

11/7/2017: Fall 2017 Newsletter

10/2/2017: Student Srijita Ghosh Wins Entrepreneur Competition for ‘StoPanic’ Device - Source: IndiaWest.com

9/21/2017: Press Release: Ada Jobs Foundation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

9/14/2017: August/September 2017 Newsletter

9/13/2017: Press Release: i2E Love's Cup Winner Joins Ada Jobs Foundation

9/12/2017: A Look at Recruiting Aviation: Oshkosh

9/12/2017: Ada Fest Impacts Economic Development

7/31/2017: July 2017 Newsletter

7/28/2017: Press Release: Leadership Changes to Ada Jobs Foundation Board of Directors

6/21/2017: June 2017 Newsletter

6/3/2017: Holcim US plant celebrates completion of $100 million project - source: Ada News

6/3/2017: Holcim unveils Oklahoma cement plant - source: Recycling Today

5/10/2017: May 2017 Newsletter

4/28/2017: Q&A with Srijita Dia Ghosh - 2017 i2E Love's Cup 2nd Place Winner

2/27/2017: February 2017 Newsletter

2/26/2017: City of Ada - Community Video Tour

2/21/2017: Forever a Tiger - Ada News


1/30/2017: January 2017 Newsletter

1/27/2017: December #myAda Winner Announced

1/11/2017: 'Sales Tax Initiative Passes Easily' - The Ada News

12/28/2016: December 2016 Newsletter

12/19/2016: 2016 End of Year President's Report

12/16/2016: Press Release: Progress4Ada Website Launched

12/7/2016: Press Release: Ada Jobs Foundation Accredited by the International Economic Development Council

11/28/2016: November 2016 Newsletter

11/17/2016: October #myAda Winner Announced

11/9/2016: Standing Room Only at Air Evac Grand Opening

10/28/2016: October 2016 Newsletter

10/26/2016: September #myAda Winner Announced

10/20/2016: Press Release: Air Ambulance Service Adds Jobs and Hosts Grand Opening

10/17/2016: 'In pursuit of economic growth' - The Ada News

9/28/2016: September 2016 Newsletter

9/22/2016: August #myAda Winner Announced

9/14/2016: Ada City Leaders Preparing for Growth (KXII News 12)

8/30/2016: August 2016 Newsletter

8/22/2016: Oka’ Institute to lead water research (Journal Record)

8/22/2016: Ada Economy Still Growing (Journal Record)

8/19/2016: July #myAda Contest Winner Announced

7/28/2016: July 2016 Newsletter

7/15/2016: Changes to Ada Jobs Foundation Board of Directors

7/15/2016: June #myAda Contest Winner Announced

7/2/2016: City OKs Performance Agreement with Manufacturer

6/30/2016: June 2016 Newsletter

6/13/2016: Press Release: $15M Sales Tax Collections

6/10/2016: Ada Jobs Sponsoring Monthly Photo and Video Contest

5/31/2016: May 2016 Newsletter

5/24/2016: Press Release: $84,500 Grant Awarded to Pontotoc Technology Center

5/10/2016: Press Release: internAda Summer Internship Program

4/13/2016: Ada Jobs Foundation Welcomes James Eldridge to Team

4/7/2016: 2016 April Newsletter

4/5/2016: Press Release: Michael Southard Receives Designation of Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council

3/8/2016: 2016 Feb/March Newsletter

2/3/2016: Press Release: Global Company Adds Jobs in Ada, Oklahoma

1/25/2016: 2016 January Newsletter


12/29/2015: 2015 December Newsletter

12/29/2015: End of Year President's Report

11/22/2015: Shop Ada this Holiday Season

10/16/2015: Press Release: AJF Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

10/9/2015: Press Release: NerdWallet Ranks Ada Among Best Places to Start a Business in Oklahoma

10/7/2015: Greg Pierce to be Inducted into 2015 CareerTech Hall Of Fame

9/23/2015: September 2015 Newsletter

8/12/2015: AJF August 2015 Newsletter

8/6/2015: July 2015 AJF Newsletter

7/13/2015: June 2015 Newsletter

6/16/2015: AJF May 2015 Newsletter

4/10/2015: April 2015 Newsletter and Economic Report

3/26/2015: Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development Planning Award

3/12/2015: March 2015 Newsletter

2/12/2015: 2014 Annual Report/February Newsletter

7/18/2014: Ann Miller Receives Designation of Certified Economic Developer from IEDC

12/14/2012: Why I Shop Local

11/13/2012: AJF Economic Report Nov 2012

10/11/2012: AJF Economic Report Oct 2012

9/12/2012: AJF Economic Report Sept 2012

8/13/2012: Prop 1 & Prop 2 Renewal Election

8/9/2012: Letter from President & CEO

8/3/2012: AJF Economic Report August 2012

7/20/2012: July 2012 Economic Report

4/5/2012: Ada Jobs Foundation Spearheading Task Force to Address County Needs

3/13/2012: AJF Economic Report - March 2012

1/19/2012: News Coverage of Career Discovery Day Part 2

1/16/2012: January 2012 AJF Economic Report

1/9/2012: AJF to Host Career Discover Day

12/9/2011: PEI Worldwide to Locate Manufacturing Facility in Ada, Oklahoma

11/8/2011: AJF Economic Report - November 2011

11/8/2011: Oklahoma Southeast To Host Governor's Big Buck Hunt In Ada Area

10/14/2011: Ada Jobs Foundation Website Receives Excellence Award

10/14/2011: October Economic Report

9/21/2011: Michael Southard Received EDFP Certification

9/21/2011: AJF Economic Report - September 2011

9/21/2011: Solo Cup Celebrates 75 Years

8/18/2011: AJF Economic Report - August 2011

7/21/2011: AJF Economic Report - July 2011

7/18/2011: Ada’s Cost of Living Index is Available for First Time

7/18/2011: 2011 Business & Industry Night Out A Success

7/18/2011: Ada Area Job Fair - August 11th

6/10/2011: Economic Indicators Point to End of Recession In Pontotoc County

6/6/2011: Ada Jobs Foundation Economic Report - June 2011

5/9/2011: Ada Jobs Foundation Economic Report - May 2011

5/6/2011: 2010 Annual Report Is Now Available

4/11/2011: Ada Jobs Foundation Economic Report - April 2011

3/10/2011: Business affected by the snow storm can apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

3/10/2011: Harland Stonecipher To Be Recognized at US Chamber of Commerce on Monday

3/7/2011: AJF Economic Report - March 2011

2/7/2011: February 2011 Economic Report

11/6/2007: Pre-Paid Legal Ranks High among Oklahoma Companies

10/5/2007: From the Desk of Michael Southard

9/27/2007: EDGE Tech Corp Receives Federal Home Loan Bank JOBS Grant

8/31/2007: A Letter from President Southard

8/31/2007: AIDC honors C.B. Howard for Outstanding Service

8/1/2007: Ada Jobs Foundation hires Michael Southard as President & CEO

8/1/2007: Pontotoc Technology Center Offers Existing Industry and Safety Training Programs

7/31/2007: Ada Jobs Foundation holds Annual Board of Directors Meeting

10/24/2006: CLEET Dedicates New Facility in Ada

7/31/2006: Employee Recruitment and Retention Workshop

5/31/2006: South Central Oklahoma Economic Development Groups Form Regional Partnership

4/3/2006: Applebee's Holds Grand Opening in Ada

3/16/2006: Chili's Opens Ada Eatery

2/22/2006: Wal-Mart SuperCenter Upgraded

2/16/2006: Holiday Inn Express Under Construction

2/7/2006: Recycling Center Opens

2/1/2006: Fire Training Center Construction Starts

1/20/2006: New Chickasaw Nation Hospital

1/1/2006: K&M Pump Co., Inc. Constructs New Facility

1/1/2006: Construction Begins on Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center

11/15/2005: Airport Receives Upgrades

10/19/2005: New 4-lane Highway Bypass in Ada

10/3/2005: Lonnie Abbott Boulevard Widening Project Begins

6/8/2004: ECU Builds Campus Apartments