2009 Ada Jobs Foundation Annual Report

Organization Name:
Ada Jobs Foundation
City & State:
Describe your creative piece – what is it and what has it been used for, and why is it innovative?
Our submission is the 2009 Annual Report, which details the accomplishments and progress of the community and the Ada Jobs Foundation. The report was developed to inform our stakeholders, community leaders, businesses, citizens, and people outside the community about the current economic situation in our community. This report has been valuable during an economic recession to showcase how our community is weathering this time of economic turmoil. The local hospital has utilized the report to assist them with new physician recruitment. The report is innovative because it is designed in a way that encourages people to pick up and read the entire report, which is different from most annual reports which are white papers.
What issue or problem were you working to address with this piece?
The main problem the report is trying to address is the impact and perceived impact that the national recession has had on our community. When we compiled all the statistics, our community has only been mildly impacted by the national recession. Concerns and fears about the national recession did cause residents to reduce their spending and business to institute hiring freezes. This report was created to help easse these concerns and fears and allow our community to continue its economic growth and progress.
How has your submission successfully impacted your organization’s ability to solve this issue/problem?
Since the release of this report, several businesses have decided to continue with expansion plans that will create new jobs in the community. Additionally retail sales have begun to recover and are increasing monthly, this is vital to the continued growth and success of the community because the City of Ada relies of sales tax revenue to fund its operations. As mentioned earlier, the local hospital has used the report to recruit new physicians, which is creating additional jobs as well. The report has helped to generate new jobs and increased economic activity within the community.
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