The district often experiences environmental disasters. These include fires, straight line winds, drought, winter storms, tornados , and flooding.
Local Colleges and Universities in the area are becoming focused on trade training. EDA funds are being used to build a technical training center that will focus on trade training such as welding.
One of the largest employers in the OEDA district is the Seaboard Corporation. Seaboard has an employee count of over 5,000. The pork producing plant located in Guymon, OK employs over 2,400.
The renewable energy sector provides several job opportunities. The construction of wind farms provide both temporary and permanent jobs. Seaboard Energy also provides full and part time positions in the renewable energy sector.
Seasonal farm production sector jobs provide temporary employment.