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More and more every day, people are choosing Marana as the place where they want to live and raise their families. By percentage, our town was the ninth-fastest growing community in the state from 2011 to 2012.
The past four years have been an enormous challenge for communities and states as it relates to economic development. Marana is no exception; several signature developments have been put on hold until the economic conditions of our state show stable growth projections.
Cross community and municipality collaboration is key to regional economic development. It’s a difficult concept when each community is trying to develop and protect its own economic base.
Economic development is the process in which governments or community organizations engage to stimulate or maintain business activity and/or employment. The principal goal of economic development is to be a catalyst for employment opportunities in sectors that improve the region or community using existing human, natural and institutional resources. Within this framework are the “three pillars” that define most of what is considered to be economic development: