Economic Development



The Cushing Economic Development Foundation, Inc. (CEDF) has a position available for an Economic Development Director. The Director works to create new jobs and improve the overall economic interests of Cushing, Oklahoma and its trade area.  


  • A degree in a relevant field is strongly recommended but not required. 
  • Three or more years’ professional management level experience.
  • Key sector experience beneficial (energy/oil and gas).
  • Proven track record of sales and recruitment activities.
  • Project management skills with proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must have strong computer skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Should have experience working with elected officials, industry, and community leaders.
  • Director must be energetic and self-motivated.


Send resume with salary history to [email protected] no later than January 31, 2018.  Complete Job Description and Requirements are available by clicking the link below:




  Cushing, Oklahoma Retail Draws Shoppers From Across Region    

Cushing is the proven regional hub for its wide trade area for the goods and services it offers. City sales tax revenues returned to growth in 2010, and the city projects that trend will continue. Growth in the trade area is positive, with a two percent increase over the past 10 years and another half-percent expected in the next five. The economy is based in part on the oil storage sector of the energy industry. In fact, Cushing, Oklahoma is the official delivery point for Light Sweet Crude worldwide on New York Mercantile Exchange

Cushing presents retail opportunity for businesses in many categories including hospitality, food and beverage, soft goods, electronics and home furnishings, entertainment and automotive. City government is growth-focused and incentives are available on a per-project basis. The sections under the tab "City"  contain a snapshot of current demographic and community profile information for Cushing, but to see the real story, come to the city and take a look around.  Contact City of Cushing City Manager Steve Spears at 918-225-0277 for more information, or you can contact Cushing Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tracy Caulfield at 918-225-2400.

There is an exceptional amount of potential for growth in Cushing.  There are two different Industrial Parks; one on the South Side of Town, and one on the North Side of Town. There are several plots of land throughout the city that is ready for new construction, new growth, and new business opportunities.