Maricopa Joins Greater Casa Grande Economic Development Foundation


The City of Maricopa approved a $10,000 expenditure to become a member of the Greater Casa Grande Economic Development Foundation at its June 15th Council meeting. Bringing jobs to Maricopa is a primary objective of city leadership and the Council is confident this investment will provide great dividends toward this goal.

Maricopa joins the cities of Casa Grande, Coolidge and Eloy as members of the organization. The Foundation’s mission is to facilitate the creation of quality jobs, the expansion of the tax base, the retention and expansion of manufacturers and creation of a positive business climate in the greater Casa Grande area.

Lori Gary, the Foundation’s executive director, said Maricopa’s economic development success will be based on the preparedness of the community. “I think Maricopa’s number one asset right now is people. A company will ask ‘Do you have an available skilled labor force that can meet our needs?'”

Coolidge has attracted two new businesses with the Foundation’s assistance: Bright Industries, maker of hair dye products, and DBC Industries which supplies the military and food industries with glass disinfectant.

As part of its investment in the Greater Casa Grande Economic Development Foundation, the City will receive a seat on the Foundation’s executive board of directors. Mayor Anderson, Vice Mayor Murphree and Councilmen Baker, Dunn, Farrell and Haddad all approved the measure and Councilwoman Von Fleckinger was the lone dissenting vote.