Economic Development
(520/568-9098 x240)
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The City of Maricopa’s Economic Development Department is building the new 21st Century American City. Maricopa’s economic development strategy is centered on building a sustainable city – one that features an economy characterized by diversity, competitiveness and success in the global economy. 

Strong public/private sector relationships and partnerships are the cornerstone of successful cities in America. The City of Maricopa offers many opportunities for business. Fueled by explosive growth, the population is expected to reach 125,000 by the year 2010, offering tremendous opportunities for business in terms of customers and workers.

In partnership with private business, the City is actively recruiting a College Campus and a Hospital as well as working with Commercial Brokers to attract business to the area.

The City is only minutes away to the Phoenix Metropolitan area, Casa Grande, and Tucson, and is a major thoroughfare for travelers. Highways, Passenger and Cargo Rail, and an Airport are all local. 
The City has begun building and promoting a strong Parks, Recreation, and Libraries department to enhance the quality of life for its citizens.

The Economic Development Department provides assistance to existing and potential businesses in many ways. We are excited to offer assistance in the following areas:

    • Local Business Assistance - Expansion and Retention
    • Corporate Expansion and Relocation
    • Industry Attraction
    • Workforce Development - Create, Grow, and Retain High Quality Jobs
    • Research Reports
    • Finance Assistance
    • Redevelopment Opportunities






Dr. Ioanna Morfessis serves as the City of Maricopa’s Senior Economic Development Consultant. In this capacity, she is responsible for helping the City envision, create and execute an economic development strategy that will assure a healthy and high performance economy. As a business and economic development executive, Dr. Ioanna Morfessis has spent 25 years helping business, institutions and communities create and execute change and growth strategies. Her accomplishments in regional economic development, life sciences and technology-based developments and programs, and her ability to forge enduring and effective private-public alliances between business, government and education have earned her national renown for her groundbreaking work. Click here for her complete BIO.

Danielle Casey, City of Maricopa Management Assistant, assists the City Manager in a variety of assigned areas, with a focus on Economic Development. She is a member of the International City Management Association, International Economic Development Council, the Arizona Economic Development Council, the Urban Land Institute and the Public Relations Society of America.  She also serves on the Board of the Maricopa Community Chamber of Commerce.

To contact the Economic Development department, call 520.568.9098 x240, or click here to send an E-mail.