Weatherford Area Economic Development Foundation (WAEDF)

 Weatherford, Oklahoma: a quickly growing community of friendly people where businesses thrive. We are a university town offering a small-town atmosphere just an hour from Oklahoma City. With its rich history, Weatherford represents rural American values, hard working people, strong ethics, and the tenacity to grow and succeed. This attitude and set of values have helped shape this western Oklahoma community.


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It is the responsibility of the Weatherford Area Economic Development Foundation (WAEDF) to improve the quality of life in Weatherford, Oklahoma, by promoting and developing business retention and expansion, attract new businesses, creating new jobs and diversifying Weatherford’s economic base.


We support the growth of Weatherford and its infrastructure. This includes the industrial park, the Weatherford Public Schools, Southwestern

Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Memorial Hospital, the museums, Radar Park Recreational Facilities, the Weatherford Airport, the YMCA, and the Weatherford downtown retail businesses.


The WAEDF will establish valuable relationships with other communities, counties, and the state. We will ensure that there is a well-trained workforce and we will help create an attractive business climate. We will continue to nurture relationships with our existing business and industry partners.


Weatherford, Oklahoma…The best place to work, to worship, to live, and to raise a family!


Weatherford, Oklahoma…Doing business in the heart of America

Past Speakers

  • John D. Veal, Jr. – Deputy Director for the Oklahoma District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Kurt Hamburger – District 2 Custer County Commissioner
  • Gary Ridley – Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation
  • Brad Bryant – Chairman, SWOSU Dept. of Engineering Technology
  • Max Ary – Director, Stafford Air & Space Museum
  • Harold Wright – Oklahoma State Representative
  • Dr. Randy Beutler – Southwestern Oklahoma State University President
  • Mike Schulz – Oklahoma Senator
  • Mike Brown – Weatherford Mayor
  • Todd Lamb – Oklahoma Lietenant Governor
  • Nic Bittle – Founder of Work Force Pro and Author
  • Brandy McIntyre – Western Oklahoma Development Specialist: Oklahoma Department of Commerce

2018 WAEDF Board & Officers

2019 WAEDF Meeting Schedule

2019 Meeting Dates

8:30 A.M. Weatherford City Hall 522 W. Rainey

Meetings are held in the Wilkinson Room.

January 9, 2019

February 13, 2019

March 13, 2019

April 10, 2019

May 8, 2019

June 12, 2018

July 10, 2019

August 14, 2019

September 11, 2019

October 9, 2019

November 15, 2019

December 11, 2019

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