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  • Economic Development Plan 2018 Update

    As a component of our ongoing efforts to promote economic development, job growth, higher wages and increased wealth within our region, Pima County has updated the Pima County Economic Development Plan through 2018.  This plan is a midterm update of the previous economic development plan adopted by the Board of Supervisors in August 2015.

    The recommendations and action steps presented in this updated plan are ones the County can take and is taking in the near term to provide a foundation for long-term economic growth and stability.  We will continue to revise and update the Plan to maximize a steady and prolonged recovery in the community’s economic conditions; including increasing the number of jobs available, increasing the average wage, compensation and benefits – particularly for new jobs in the region – and increasing the positive economic outcomes of tourism.  The plan also recommends fostering a collaborative environment in which the private sector, local governments, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations work together to stabilize and expand the local economy.  Key areas where such collaboration can reap significant rewards for the community include education/workforce development and combating poverty.

    This Economic Development Plan midterm update is designed to continue guiding the County’s investments and policy actions to grow the local economy, increase jobs and income, and increase overall community wealth.  The plan consists of the same 14 chapters created for the 2015 through 2017 update; each of which focuses on an area of economic development and job creation/growth where the County can lead, directly affect and/or influence progress and outcomes.
    - C.H. Huckelberry, County Administrator
    November 22, 2016
    Read the entire November 22, 2016 memo to the Board of Supervisors.

    ED Plan 2018

    Download The Pima County Economic Development Plan - Update Through 2018

    To download the entire adopted Economic Development Plan - Update Through 2018, click the image at right. 

    Click the links below to read or download specific chapters of the plan.

    Chapter 1

    Primary Job Center


    Chapter 2

    Chapter 2
    Regional Infrastructure
    Investment for Job Creation 


    Chapter 3

    Protecting Our Existing Major
    Employment Base


    Chapter 4

    Chapter 4
    Logistics Center at Tucson
    International Airport Environs;
    Pima County as the Logistics
    Hub of the Southwest

    Chapter 5

    kitt peak
    Leveraging Intellectual Capacity
    of the University and Community College Systems in Arizona


    Chapter 6

    air and space
    Promoting Tourism

    Chapter 7

    ajo mine
    Mining - Modernizing a
    Traditional Industry


    Chapter 8

    Chapter 8
    Enhancing Our Relationship
    with Mexico


    Chapter 9

    Enhancing Our Relationship
    with Canada


    Chapter 10

    Enhancing Our Relationship
    with E. Asia and South Korea

    Chapter 11


    Chapter 12

    Job Training and Employment
    Base Development


    Chapter 13

    ending poverty
    Economic Development
    Role in Ending Poverty


    Chapter 14

    Chapter 13
    Investing for an Economically
    Competitive Future 

    2012 Plan Status Report

    Appendix A
    2012-2014 Economic
    Development Plan Status


    Pima County Economic
    Development Plan

    Economic Development Plan 2015

    Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Appendix A Chapter 13 Chapter 1 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 10 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 3 Chapter 12 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 13
    Plan 2015-2017
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 3 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12
    Plan Cover