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

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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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We’re improving Ada through community and economic development.

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PRESS RELEASE: Winners of the Big Pitch: Ada 2022 Announced

PRESS RELEASE: Winners of the Big Pitch: Ada 2022 Announced

ADA, OKLAHOMA – Five start-up companies competed on November 17 for cash prizes during the fifth annual Big Pitch: Ada 2022 hosted by the Ada Jobs Foundation (AJF). Entrants applied to compete from across the state, with judges selecting five finalists to pitch a new...

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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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