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Scottsdale Economic Development focuses on recruiting talent in-state and beyond

 

A cybersecurity firm (Datashield), an electric vehicle charger company (ChargePoint Inc.) and a co-working space (Deskhub) are just a few of the businesses that have added jobs in Scottsdale in 2017.

Scottsdale’s Economic Development team said it played a direct role in creating or retaining 1,019 jobs in the last fiscal year, with an average wage of $62,744.

“We are really there to respond to economic conditions, meet with businesses and understand what their challenges are and then create programs and services appropriate for the government that we can offer that are gonna make it a better business opportunity for them,” said Danielle Casey, Scottsdale economic development director. 

 

The effort is part of a strategic economic development plan developed in 2015.

Here’s a few examples of what that’s looked like in the last fiscal year:

    “The majority of our companies have said things are great, but access to talent is becoming a bigger and bigger challenge,” Casey said.

    In the current fiscal year, the department plans to look for redevelopment opportunities at Scottsdale Airpark and ease downtown parking.

     

    By:  Mariana Dale originally published by KJZZ August 30, 2017 


     

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