Economic Development

Guiding Growth

As our community moves from good to great, the city’s economic development team serves as a ready resource for businesses and industries. Lending a hand in redevelopment and smart growth also headlines activities.

Among the city’s economic development activities:
  • Programs that nurture and guide city growth 
  • Opportunities that encourage innovation and startups 
  • Assistance with site selection, zoning matters, financial incentives and other areas 
  • National and international outreach
  • Guidance for those planning developments or redeveloping properties


For public comment for the Economic Development Department’s meetings (Parking Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Redevelopment Commission, Economic Development Commission and others), please see below and the email to send comments. Replies will be sent within three business days. In accordance with Governor Holcomb's Executive Order 20-09 regarding the COVID-19 public health emergency, Redevelopment Commission meetings and others are being held as videoconference or teleconference meetings. Public comment from citizens who wish to address items on the agenda will be accepted via email to no less than one (1) hour in advance of the scheduled start time of the meeting. Such materials will be distributed to the members of the Commission. Virtual options for public attendance and participation will be noted on the agenda found at