We are using a five-point approach to address the following segments: Jobs, Housing, Education, Health, and Tourism.
Housing issues exist for low to moderate income earners. The low-income issue is being addressed by multiple organizations with new construction of affordable homes and apartments. The Choctaw Nation is actively addressing this issue with tribal members by completing 10 new homes with 55 units in the planning process. The 55 units available for tribal members will include senior housing, single family residential, and apartments.
ACIDA is addressing the moderate income earners housing issues with the clearing of the ACIDA land on 6th Street located behind the High School on Great House Dr. Currently ACIDA is accepting proposals for development to construct homes ranging in price from $125k – $220k. More information is available by contacting the ACIDA Director.
The Kiamichi Technology Center Atoka Campus offers courses and works directly with the Public School System developing programs to help students and adults prepare for the workforce. The Tech Center also creates programs geared toward specific industrial needs. They are an excellent partner with our new industries.
Atoka is part of the Healthy Initiative spearheaded by TSET. The Health Department and TSET are addressing issues such as: access to healthy food options, training for workplace healthy initiatives, and working to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Atoka and SE OK.
The Atoka County Museum functions as a rest stop and museum. Atoka is located approximately 2.5 hours from Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas TX and Ft Smith AR. This makes Atoka the perfect spot to stop and stretch your legs.
Atoka currently has a traffic count of ~38,000 vehicles per day on Hwy 69/75 with additional peaks during the holidays.
Plans are being implemented to increase the tourism viability for Lake Atoka.