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Economic Development

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Your Economic Development team pictured left to right: Chuck Lane, Assistant Director, Audra Aja, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Denise Sanderson, Director, Christin Harris, Business Retention and Expansion Coordinator


The city of Clearwater is committed to supporting the economic growth and vitality of the community with comprehensive support services that foster a pro-business climate. Our team of dedicated professionals works with businesses, site selectors, developers, and property owners to attract, retain and expand high-wage, high-value employment opportunities.

The Economic Development team negotiates and manages incentive programs, assists in site location, and supports its clients through site development and building construction permit processes.

Through its partnership with Clearwater Business SPARK – a network of service providers dedicated to small business development, entrepreneurship and innovation – the Economic Development team provides access to a wide variety of training and services including business coaching, mentorship, planning, financing and market analysis, among others.  

We encourage you to explore our recently enhanced website that now includes demographic, workforce, education, zoning and property data, and the benefits of locating your business in Clearwater.

The Clearwater Economic Development team is your business partner. Contact us today to learn more about the programs and services we provide to help your business succeed.

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