The Ada Jobs Foundation is currently undertaking a strategic planning process to develop an economic development plan of action for the next several years. This process will involve developing a long-range vision for the community, setting economic development goals, and creating milestones for the evaluation of progress. The strategies and procedures developed during this process will serve a guide to future growth and development of the Ada community.
Successful economic development strategies include participation from the entire community. The Ada Jobs Foundation is seeking public input regarding the community’s overall desires and ideas for future economic growth and development. This strategic planning process is a way in which citizens can help shape the future of the area. Public participation is requested at two planning sessions to be held in conjunction with this process.
The first planning session will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at the Pontotoc Technology Center from 2:00 – 7:00 pm. The primary purpose of this planning session will be to identify the direction of future economic development efforts in the Ada area. This will be achieved by discussing the current limitations that affect economic development, and highlighting the strengths of the community. Specific goals and target industries will be identified and set during this meeting. The second planning session meeting will develop strategies, with specific measurable action items, to accomplish the goals set in the first session.
If you are interested in helping shape the economic future of the Ada area, please make plans to attend this strategic planning session on January 29th. Since a light dinner and refreshments will be provided during this session, RSVP’s are requested. Please RSVP on or before Monday, January 21 to either 580 235-0070 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information regarding this process, please contact the Ada Jobs Foundation office at 580 235-0070.