B. R. I. C.
The Camp Verde Economic Development Department pursues a growth model that balances conventional economic initiatives with creative placemaking. The Department is committed to providing the tools needed to grow a healthy, vibrant and diverse economy, while maintaining those resources the community has identified as worth protecting, including a healthy Verde River, the community’s rich history, its agricultural assets, and its scenic beauty.
What is Economic Development?
Economic development is the intentional practice of improving a community’s economic well-being and quality of life. It includes a broad-range of activities to attract, create, and retain jobs, and to foster a resilient, progrowth tax base and an inclusive economy. The practice of economic development comprises of a collaborative effort involving industry, government and myriad community stakeholders.–International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
The Economic Development Umbrella
- Business/Industrial Recruitment
- Existing Industry
- Downtown Revitalization
- Commercial/Retail Development
- Research & Development/Entrepreneurs
- Workforce Development
Layers of ED:
- State Level
- Regional Organizations
- Local Level (City, Town, County)
- Private Sector (Developers, Brokers, etc.)
- Other (Utilities, Universities, etc.)