Denyse Airheart is now the economic development director for Maricopa.

City of Maricopa Economic Director Denyse Airheart stopped by our InMaricopa studio to discuss the state of Maricopa’s economy, as well as what her department is doing to expand it in the future.

Airheart has been the interim economic director for Maricopa since April, but she was able to drop the “interim” portion of her title when City Manager Gregory Rose announced her promotion to director during the Maricopa City Council meeting Tuesday night. She was also recently named as one of five women for the Arizona Business Magazine “Generation Next” list of women under 40 years old making an impact on business in Arizona.

“We’re making some changes in Maricopa,” Airheart said. “Maricopa is going to look different in the next five years. I know we keep hearing that, but we are really on the cusp of something that’s going to be revolutionary for the city.”

Airheart believes the city will be able to bring in more jobs and more industry over the next few years. Maricopa city staff is currently targeting technology and professional services to expand the city’s variety of jobs available to its residents.


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