Economic Development Division

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

  • Enhance the City’s business environment ;
  • To 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.

Economic Assets 

Poised and Open for Business

Gateway Corridor/CBD grant application 

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

City Council Resolution

Evaluation Criteria

Grant Application 

Developer's Agreement               

Contact Development Services

Michael Daniels, Principal Planner---------------(904) 297-7500 x3317