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Meeting Date: 06/19/2017  
Recommended by: Larry Rains
Prepared by: Richard Wilkie, Economic Development/Airport Manager
Finance Director Review: Celina Morris  
City Attorney Review: Brett Wallace  
Approved by: Larry Rains Date Submitted: 05/19/2017
Type of Action Requested: Resolution

Authorize the City to renew its membership in the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC).
Staff recommends Mayor and Council authorize the city to renew its membership with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council; and authorize the expenditure of $30,864.00 for the annual membership fee.
Membership in GPEC has allowed the city to have its community profile and site location information on GPEC's website, which has helped enhance our ability to promote our community to potential prospects. The city also benefits from having access to numerous economic development tools and data including industry research, annual operating cost comparisons (i.e. labor wages, taxes and utilities), economic impact analysis for prospects looking to locate in Casa Grande, and Regional Economic Labor Market Data. In addition, the city has been able to  participate in high-profile networking opportunities and has as a representative on the Board of Directors and the Economic Development Directors Team, which has  further increased our exposure and our ability to participate in the decision making processes.  Our membership has provided us opportunities to submit sites for consideration by prospects that GPEC generates.  This past year the city has worked with GPEC's staff on projects that represent the potential for over 2,400 new jobs, over $1.3B in capital investment, and over $96M in annual salaries for our community.
The city would be responsible for the $30,864.00 annual membership.
Do not authorize the renewal of the city's membership in Greater Phoenix Economic Council .
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Action Plan
Target Industries
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