ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — Commercial property is like gold for organizations like the Ardmore Development Authority. The ADA is promoting 32 buildings or plots of land around the city, hoping to draw new businesses to the area.

"We want to make sure that the people that own those smaller warehouses, those smaller buildings or those smaller plots of land still have access to new business and industry that's coming into town," said ADA vice president Andrea Anderson.

The Development Authority helps bring businesses and manufacturers to Carter County, most recently Circulus, which recycles consumer plastics into industrial resin.

In an effort to increase consumership within city limits, the ADA is a source for local Realtors or land owners to raise awareness of property that's offered for sale.

On occasion, land outside of Ardmore can be an area of focus because of the value it could bring to the city.

"The property listed in Wynnewood is a former animal park," Anderson said. "If a family is coming up to go specifically to that location, we know there's a great possibility they're going to stop in Ardmore."

As ADA works to get businesses to come to southern Oklahoma, the City of Ardmore sometimes works with the Development Authority to promote economic prosperity.

"There's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes with the city and the Ardmore Development Authority, and to be honest with you, you probably have more misses than you have hits," said Ardmore City Manager Kevin Boatright. "You still have to do the same amount of leg work."