Economic Development

1flagstaffregion copyEconomic Development focuses on regional priorities and tactics to stabilize the population with investment attraction, business retention, entrepreneurship, and signature tourism development. Strategic priorities identified in the five-year economic and community development strategic plan are:

  1. Business Retention and Expansion
  2. Attraction and Retention of Citizens
  3. New Business Start-ups
  4. New Business Investment
  5. Economic Development as a Supportive Team Member

Click for a full copy of the Five-year Economic and Community Development Strategic Plan.

The Economic Development department offers numerous programs and services to the citizens and businesses of the Region focusing on economic sustainability and community development.

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Jenalee Waring

Economic Development Officer

(780) 384-4152 (direct line)

(780) 384-3635 (fax)

Shaina George

Economic Development Coordinator

(780) 384-4151 (direct line)

(780) 384-3635 (fax)

Kerri Lefsrud

Administrative Assistant

780-384-4150 (direct line)