Economic Development Strategic Plan

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The city of Clearwater's Economic Development Strategic Plan serves as a blueprint to position Clearwater for sustainable growth and economic prosperity. Attracting a younger mix of professionals in higher wage occupations and industries and facilitating projects/sites that expand the City’s office and industrial tax base is essential to ensure long-term economic vitality.

Based on the guiding principles of tax base diversification, high paying jobs and business vitality, the plan is organized around five goals to encourage new investment, jobs and redevelopment projects.


Strategic Plan Goals

Land Use: Encourage the development of sites and buildings needed to accommodate higher intensity employment opportunities.
Investment Climate: Develop the policies and tools to compete for new private investment and jobs.
Business Retention and Expansion: Create an environment that promotes the prosperity and growth of existing businesses.
Business Development/Climate: Support an entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem and collaborate with regional partners to market Clearwater to target industries.
Talent and Place: Improve the existing amenities in Clearwater and continue to invest in city’s infrastructure and people.