Community and Economic Development


The Department of Community and Economic Development works to enhance the local business climate and improve quality of life for residents. The Department coordinates land use planning, provides zoning support, facilitates residential, commercial, mixed-use, and industrial development, and connects businesses with resources and programs to help them thrive. The Department's activities are focused on the following objectives:

  • Retain and recruit new commercial and industrial businesses and jobs
  • Enhance community shopping and dining opportunities
  • Promote new housing development
  • Maintain a diversity of land uses that sustains a strong and stable economic base
  • Encourage redevelopment that meets the current and future needs of the community
  • Enhance community aesthetics and public image to encourage individuals, families, and businesses to locate and invest in the community
  • Improve quality of life for residents through enhanced shopping and dining opportunities, public services, and community amenities
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