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Yuma County seeks public input on proposed 5-Year Economic Development Plan

Post Date:01/13/2020 11:00 AM

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Yuma County is looking for public input to help guide the County for future economic development and growth. The Yuma County 5-Year Economic Development Plan includes strategic goals and objectives related to Economic Development, Infrastructure, Workforce Development and Collaboration. The public feedback phase of the plan development will last until February 21, 2020.

Staff began work on the Plan in July 2019, beginning with numerous stakeholder interviews, including the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation, Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, VisitYuma, Arizona Western College and universities, and local city and tribal governments.

“The stakeholder interviews were important in establishing how Yuma County can be both leader and partner in creating regional economic development opportunities,” states Paul Melcher, Director of Economic Development and Intergovernmental Affairs. “The draft 5-Year Economic Development Plan includes numerous opportunities for the collaborative development of key infrastructure projects related to promoting manufacturing and local business development projects such as business incubators, revolving loan funds, and job training programs.”

Please send comments by Tuesday, February 21, 2020, via email to Paul Melcher, Director of Economic Development and Intergovernmental Affairs
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