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Transforming the Way We Do Business
March/April – Joe Pizzillo, Councilmember
The last five years have presented challenging financial times for families, businesses and government alike. As Arizona and the nation begin to emerge from the dramatic recession that began in 2008, we continue to look for innovative ways to position the City to take advantage of the recovering economy.
Making City operations efficient is center to that effort. In 2012, we merged the Building and Life Safety Division with the Economic Development and Community Development departments to create a one-stop shop for our business community.
In less than six months, the new Development Services Department has allowed us to streamline our processes to better serve the business community and our residents. The consolidation of these departments has led to an economic development program that continues to pay dividends by bringing new private sector projects to Goodyear, all while supporting the growth of our current businesses. A vibrant business community makes for a strong city.
As the economic forecast continues to improve, I can assure you that Mayor Lord and the Goodyear City Council will continue to seek out ways to support smart and responsible growth to ensure a bright future for the city we all love.