Economic Development

Roles & Responsibilities

The Economic Development Department is responsible for providing services for business placement, retention, expansion, and recruitment while creating programs dedicated to the betterment of the community and workforce.

Quick Numbers

  • $1.7 billion U.S. dollars in Gross Regional Product
  • 43% increase in grants revenue from 2017 to 2019

Physical Investment Goals

  • Preserve, celebrate, and enhance existing residential fabric
  • Create a great community crossroads and iconic Martin Luther King Jr. District Gateway
  • Redevelop Addison Plaza and grow around the Addison Road Metro
  • Develop the Arts, Culture, and Technology Village
  • Envision an interconnected network of sustainable community open spaces
  • Rethink Addison Road as a life-work corridor
  • Redevelop apartment complexes along Greig Street
  • Create transportation loop connecting the City to Metro stations
  • Collaborate with neighboring cities for shared sustainability and seamless connectivity

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