Economic Development Division

The Economic Development Division works with businesses and organizations in order to:

  • Enhance the City's business environment 
  • Promote the overall image of the City's commercial districts
  • Identify and implement strategies and programs to expand, develop, recruit and retain businesses
  • Conducts research in order to provide as much economic information as possible to existing and potential investors
  • Applies private sector standards for responsiveness and customer satisfaction in order to encourage investment
  • Works with Clay County, the State and Federal governments to further the City's interests
  • Balances private sector needs with neighborhood quality-of-life issues


The City Economic Development Grant (EDG) program targets commercial projects that add to the tax base and projects with new employment in excess of 10 direct, full-time equivalent persons, and makes a significant economic impact.

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