City of Goodyear, Arizona
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Goodyear development manager completes program
GOODYEAR, AZ – Barbra Coffee, senior development manager for the city of Goodyear Economic Development Department, graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute on Dec. 13, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Coffee also holds a B.S. in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Liberal Arts in International Studies from the University of St. Thomas, Houston.
Accredited by the International Economic Development Council, OU/EDI is a 117-hour, three-session program, each one week long, offering courses for economic development professionals. Classes focus on business retention and expansion, real estate and finance, and marketing, strategic planning, managing economic development organizations and entrepreneurial development.
Coffee has been with Goodyear since 2003, when she coordinated the adoption of the city’s redevelopment plan. Her responsibilities include retail business recruitment for the city. A former Texas Main Street Project Manager, Coffee has a background in downtown redevelopment.