Since 1991, SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization (SEAGO) has been designated an Economic Development District (EDD) by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. EDDs help lead the locally-based, regionally driven economic development planning process that leverages the involvement of the public, private and non-profit sectors to establish a strategic blueprint for regional collaboration. The EDD serves SEAGO’s entire region, which includes four counties, fourteen incorporated governments and one Native American Community.
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (2021-2025)
SEAGO develops and manages the CEDS to assist in establishing regional priorities for U.S. Economic Development Administration projects and investments. Its purpose is to promote economic development and opportunity, foster effective transportation systems, enhance and protect the environment, and balance resources through sound management and development. The CEDS provides a coordinating mechanism for individuals, organizations, local governments, and private industry to engage in a meaningful conversation and debate about the economic direction of the region.
Cochise, Graham, and Santa Cruz County community assets (people, land, buildings, quality of life, transportation, infrastructure, and business environment)
Includes population (estimates & projections); demographics; age groups; income (per capita, family & household); language spoken at home & English proficiency; school enrollment; educational attainment; poverty rates; labor market & workforce; unemployment rates; housing units; vacancy rates; home ownership rates; home values; homeowner costs; rental costs; available land & properties (commercial & residential); local realtors; planning & zoning resources; health care providers; weather & climate; things to do (events, attractions & activities); libraries; school districts; colleges & universities; housing affordability; hotels; restaurants; average travel time to work; distance & routes to major metro markets; shipping & parcel delivery; trucking companies; airports; rail service; utility & telecom providers; financial services; economic development programs & incentives; tax & regulatory information; maps and more.
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