News from the Ada Jobs Foundation

Naresh Juneja: Innovating with a Breath of Fresh Air

Naresh Juneja: Innovating with a Breath of Fresh Air

By: Sunnie Dawn Baker Naresh Juneja never intended to make Ada, Oklahoma his home. In fact, until his wife, Hursh, took a job with the Chickasaw Nation as Head of Enterprise Architecture and Innovation, IT, they had never even heard of Ada. However, it was a decision...

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What is Ecosystem Building?

What is Ecosystem Building?

By: Sunnie Dawn Baker Many of us learned about “ecosystems” when we were in elementary school. We were taught that an ecosystem was an area where living and non-living things interact, or, as the National Geographic Society defines it, “A geographic area where plants,...

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Ada Startup Workshop: How to Create Better Market Research 

Ada Startup Workshop: How to Create Better Market Research 

By: Sunnie Dawn Baker  When the Ada Jobs Foundation updated their Economic Development Strategic Plan in 2020, they realized they didn’t want it to be a strategy to be a document that would simply sit on a shelf. Instead, they wanted to take a more dynamic approach,...

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Press Release: Sunnie Dawn Baker Joins Ada Jobs Foundation

Press Release: Sunnie Dawn Baker Joins Ada Jobs Foundation

ADA, OKLAHOMA – Sunnie Dawn Baker joins the Ada Jobs Foundation (AJF) as the new Ecosystem Digital Content Manager. Baker brings a wealth of community knowledge, creativity, and writing experience to an impactful role of telling the story of technology-based...

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Looking for D.E.P.T.H.

Looking for D.E.P.T.H.

Ada’s Strategic Engagement for Economic Development in 2020 The Ada Jobs Foundation's mission is to help Ada’s economy grow by supporting companies to create new quality jobs in our community. Heading into 2020, we realized that there were barriers to new economic...

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Economic Development in Ada: Community Development

Economic Development in Ada: Community Development

Economic Development in Ada: Community Development Ada’s economic development hinges on a community that has the housing, infrastructure, and quality of life to support new economic growth. We broadly use the term “Community Development” to encompass all of the...

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Economic Development in Ada: Rural Innovation

Economic Development in Ada: Rural Innovation

This is the second part of a series of articles explaining the work, programs, and impact by the Ada Jobs Foundation. You can find the first article here. As part of our work to create new economic development, the Ada Jobs Foundation has a keen focus on Rural...

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