Recognition & Awards

In 2017, PCDA applied for and received a federal $1.275 million Economic Development Administration grant to renovate the City Central building.

PCDA became an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) in 2008 and is one of only 41 accredited offices internationally.

Selected one of the Top Ten Small Towns for Business in America by American Express, 2012.

AllianceHealth Ponca City is ranked as one of the top ten best small hospitals by Thompson Reuters, 2011-2012.

Recognized by the International Economic Development Council for the Industry Certification Program (ICAP) in 2017. 

Recognized by the International Economic Development Council for the Girl Power! Camp program in 2016. 

Recognized twice by the International Economic Development Council for the Lighten the Load Energy Savings Program in 2015. 

Recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for the private/public and education partnership in bringing the Oklahoma State University Multi-Spectral Lab project to Ponca City 2008. 

Named the “Best Business Expansion and Retention Program of 2008” by Business Expansion and Retention International. 

Ponca City is recognized by Oklahoma Economic Development Council with the Economic and Workforce Development Best Practices Award in 2008.

David Myers, executive director of PCDA, was named Oklahoma Economic Developer of the Year, 2008. 

Oklahoma Best Practices Business Expansion and Retention program award in 2006. 

PCDA Job Results for 15 year period: July, 2003 to July, 2017: In excess of 5,000 jobs added in Ponca City.

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