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Economic Development

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biomedical3Gilbert is committed to attracting, growing and retaining business and industry within the community. The Town Council will be well prepared for the recovering economy and encourage collaboration and innovation that contributes to the community vision. As such, it is important to identify and execute a sound economic development plan that supports an advanced economy conducive to attracting the talent and investment of science and technology-based organizations with an emphasis on the biomedical and life science industry. The appropriate policies and procedures to be business-friendly in support of the Vision and Strategic Initiatives are paramount.

 


 

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 greenDiamondIn progress, on track  blueDiamondCompleted, at or above target  yellowDiamondCompleted, below target redDiamondOn hold

2013 Goals

Department/Contact
 Goal  Expected Outcome(s) / Results
Status

Economic Development
Dan Henderson

Become an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) as identified by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) by March 13, 2013. Gilbert, Arizona will be recognized as ‘best in class’ among local and national municipalities for its economic development efforts. The AEDO offers Gilbert credibility to consultants, commercial brokers and end users when they are analyzing the community as a potential commercial investment opportunity. RESULTS: Accreditation was awarded on May 9, 2013; Gilbert is the first organization in Arizona and 2nd municipality in the country to achieve this accreditation!  blueDiamond

2012 Goals

 Department/Contact
 Goal Expected Outcome(s) / Results
Status
Economic Development
Dan Henderson
Complete a five-year operational plan by February 29, 2012. Attract Science and Technology companies to Gilbert as indicated by the five (5) year operational plan. RESULTS: Five-year Operational Plan is complete, Organized a taskforce to assist Gilbert in developing the leading performance measures Gilbert will use and track its Economic Development efforts over the next 5 years.  blueDiamond