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Press Release: Progress4Ada Website Launched

12/16/2016 by Jessika Leatherbury
Tags: Prop 2, sales tax renewal, progress4Ada

Progress4Ada Website Launched 
Website Informs Ada Voters to Benefits of Economic Development Sales Tax Renewal

Visit Progess4Ada.com for more info on why voting 'YES' on January 10 continues to move Ada forward.

Ada, Oklahoma - On January 10, 2017, Ada voters have the opportunity to continue moving the community forward through the continuation of a quarter cent sales tax initiative which funds economic development in the area. The Ada Jobs Foundation recently launched a website to educate residents as to how previous Proposition 2 funds are positively impacting economic development county wide.   

"The intent of the website is to provide an opportunity for voters to become more informed as to how Proposition 2 has been used and how it impacts their lives," said Michael Southard, CEO of the Ada Jobs Foundation, "Most citizens are not aware of all the jobs and investments that are linked to Prop 2. An example is that over 80% of all people employed by manufacturers in Pontotoc County work for a company who has received an incentive to grow."

Voters have extended the economic development sales tax three times. On January 10th, city residents will not increase the current tax rate, but carry forward the existing sales tax through May 2023. A vote 'YES' continues Ada's progress, invests in the community, prepares the area economy for future growth, and will not raise taxes.

To learn more about how Proposition 2 funds positively impact the Ada area economy visit www.Progress4Ada.com

About the Ada Jobs Foundation

The Ada Jobs Foundation (AJF) contracts with the City of Ada to promote and recommend economic development opportunities with the city. AJF was established in 1998 to create and retain quality jobs for the Ada area. AJF serves as a "one-stop-shop" for economic development by coordinating with the city and other entities for Ada, Oklahoma's benefit. The Ada Jobs Foundation is a non-profit organization, funded in part by membership dues and tax deductible contributions. In addition to membership dues, funding is provided by a contract with the City of Ada.    www.growada.com