About Us: The Cottonwood Economic Development Council
Economic Development Council (CEDC) is a public - private partnership
dedicated to fostering a cooperative approach to economic development.
As a committee of the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, we coordinate with
a number of other key organizations in the area to promote an environment
in which business thrives.
Vision and Composition
The CEDC established
the following mission:
of the Cottonwood Economic Development Council is to enrich the diverse
economic, social, and cultural environment for our community.
of the Cottonwood Economic Development council is to provide a positive
business climate, enhance the economic well-being, and the quality of
life for our community.
a streamlined staff led by the City of Cottonwood Economic Development
Director, the CEDC includes members from the City of Cottonwood, area
businesses, developers, utilities, finance and education.
Rooney, Economic Development Director
and Education Liaison -- We're your link to the community, Yavapai
College and other entities.
Location/Expansion Assistance -- Look to us for help in finding
just the right spot to locate your new facility and/or for assistance
in expanding your presence in Cottonwood and the Verde Valley.
Clearinghouse -- Turn to us for one-stop shopping for information
on business issues, incentives, education, available sites and buildings,
and key statistics.
Visitation Program -- Building Bridges to Business -- ”Locate
and grow here, and we will engage with you to help strengthen the communities
cooperative business environment; and to identify, report and address
issues that may prohibit economic growth.
Issue Exploration -- We look forward to providing you with a
forum for the public or private discussion of key development issues.
Board of Directors
Click here for a current list of CEDC Board members.
Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) Legislative luncheon at the State Capitol with from left to right Mike Johnson (APS), Margie Beach (SRMG), Deborah Darby (United Way), State Senator Steve Pierce, Representative Lucy Mason, Representative Andy Tobin, Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens, and Cottonwood Economic Development Director Casey Rooney