ARDMORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
410 W MAIN ST • ARDMORE, OK 73401
(580) 223-6162 • Fax: (580) 223-7825


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Composition & Quality

Business and industry likes the work quality, strong work ethics, minimal absenteeism, and commitment to training that they find in the Ardmore workforce. Oklahoma is a right-to-work state, with only 2.0% of Ardmore’s workforce organized.

Employment Composition
  Ardmore Zip Carter County
  Count % Count %
By Industry Type        
Retail Trade 5,236 22.2% 6,076 21%
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate 1,251 5.3% 1,346 4.7%
Services 8,379 35.6% 10,279 35.7%
Agriculture 180 0.8% 225 0.8%
Mining 449 1.9% 1,191 4.1%
Construction 1,208 5.3% 1,485 5.2%
Manufacturing 3,376 14.3% 3,758 13.0%
Transportation, Communication, Public Utilities 1,233 5.2% 1,642 5.7%
Wholesale Trade 687 2.9% 1,024 3.6%
Public Administration 1,535 6.5% 1,782 6.2%
Total 23,534   28,808  

By Occupation
       
Management 1,660 7.1% 2,044 7.2%
Sales and Marketing 3,028 12.9% 3,518 12.3%
Health, Legal, Social 1,142 4.9% 1,433 4.9%
Engineer, Science, Computer Professional 610 2.6% 748 2.6%
Educators 1,025 4.4% 1,412 4.9%
Journalists, Creative Professional 419 1.8% 530 1.8%
Management Support 770 3.3% 927 3.2%
Administrative, Clerical Support 4,165 17.7% 5,070 17.6%
Technical Support 764 3.2% 994 3.5%
Health Care Personnel 449 1.9% 535 1.8%
Food and Beverage 1,565 6.6% 1,813 6.4%
Personal Services 806 3.4% 926 3.2%
Protective Services 233 0.9% 280 0.9%
Construction 1,040 4.4% 1,484 5.2%
Installation and Repair 1,625 6.9% 1,996 6.9%
Craft Production 382 1.6% 493 1.7%
Machine Operators 1,335 5.7% 1,493 5.2%
Assemblers 351 1.5% 441 1.5%
Transportation 1,028 4.4% 1,280 4.4%
Agriculture 251 1.1% 306 1.1%
Laborers 888 3.7% 1,075 3.7%
Total 23,536   28,798  

By Gender
Percent of Males in Workforce   50%
Percent of Females in Workforce   50%
Source: Claritas
"We have many plants in North America and always recommend to those communities that they model their program after the Ardmore Development Authority. The ADA is considered a partner to our business."

Dave Brenner,
Former Plant Manager, Michelin North America

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ARDMORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
410 W MAIN ST • ARDMORE, OK 73401
(580) 223-6162 • Fax: (580) 223-7825