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Midwestern Oklahoma Development Authority - Western Technology Center

When Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base closed, a window of opportunity opened.
Midwestern Oklahoma Development Authority - Western Technology Center

Kathy Carlisle, executive director, Midwestern Oklahoma Development Authority

THEN: The 1969 closing of Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base and deeding of that property to the city of Clinton led to the creation of an industrial airpark and designated space for recreation, housing and Western Technology Center. Midwestern Oklahoma Development Authority, a public trust, was formed and purchased the 900 housing units in the airpark to support economic growth. MODA

  • Provides financial assistance to not-for-profit organizations in the four-county area.
  • Promotes economic and industry growth in western Oklahoma.
  • Partners with WTC to ensure a workforce pipeline.

NOW: Financial assistance provided by MODA for a commercial driver’s license truck driving training program at WTC allows interest-free loans with deferred payments to qualifying CDL-enrolled students. The MODA-WTC partnership allows many area residents to acquire the necessary licenses and skills for jobs readily available in the surrounding area.