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About The JCIA

​The Johnston County Industrial Authority (JCIA) has been in operation since 1968, formed under a Title 60 Trust, with Johnston County designated as beneficiary of the Trust.  The Board consists of nine active members and three ad hoc members, all appointed by the Johnston County Commissioners.  In order to obtain input from each of our areas, board members are chosen from throughout the County whenever possible.

Our Mission

The Authority strides to provide additional employment to benefit and strengthen the economy of Johnston County by acquiring, constructing, purchasing and/or leasing and operating any property, improvements, buildings and other facilities as well as secure, develop and maintain industrial and manufacturing activities within the County.  This is accomplished, in most instances, by providing or arranging funds for the cost of such construction, purchase, leasing or remodeling.

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The History of the JCIA

The JCIA aided Sundowner Trailers in Coleman, OK, with its initial funding in the mid-1980’s, through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC).
In January of 1992, the JCIA established an Industrial Park in Tishomingo.  Over time, several buildings have been constructed in the Park.  It now houses 5 businesses, two of which are owned and leased by the JCIA (Tape-Matics and Nitro-Lift Fabrication).  Several building sites ranging from 5 to 15 acres are still available.

 

Through a partnership with the Chickasaw Nation and USDA Rural Development, the JCIA received a grant to build a water tower in the Tishomingo Park.
In August of 2009, a smaller Industrial Park was established in Mill Creek.  Currently there is one business occupying the Mill Creek Park (3-C Cattle Feeders).