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We provide the education, network, and support to create the environment for Ada’s economy to grow.

How We Support Ada

Rural Innovation

We help Entrepreneurs & Tech grow, invest, and build.

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Business Growth

We create ecosystems for local business growth and workforce development.

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Community Development

We’re improving Ada through community and economic development.

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Innovation Through Necessity: Nitro-Lift Technologies

Innovation Through Necessity: Nitro-Lift Technologies

By: Sunnie Dawn Baker Where does innovation come from? What is the spark that leads to technological advancements? In the case of Danny and Vernon Daniels, two brothers from Tishomingo, innovation came from necessity. Danny and Vernon had been in the oil industry for...

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“The Ada Jobs Foundation does so much good for the Ada Area, Southwest Oklahoma, and the State! Glad to have them looking out for employers, citizens, and jobs!”

– Jessika L.

Meet the Team

James Eldridge

PRESIDENT & CEO

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Economy 
  • Rural Innovation
  • Advocacy 
  • Attraction
  • Grants

Daniel Castaneda

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

  • Workforce Development
  • Local Business Development

Amy Childers Elliott

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

  • Community Development
  • Housing 
  • Neighborhoods

Peggy Saunkeah

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

  • Administrative Questions
  • Finance

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