Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

Community Survey & Roundtable Discussions

The City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives, along with Resonance Consultancy, is working to create an economic development strategy for Tucson. The project will provide strategic direction for the City by identifying key opportunities for future growth and partnerships.

As part of that process, we are conducting a community survey to gather information to help develop our plan. The surveys will be accessible online, from Oct. 20 through Nov. 2. You can take the survey in English or Spanish.

In addition, we are conducting a series of virtual roundtable discussions to help inform our plan. Register at the links below to participate in a 60-minute discussion:

  • Wed. Nov. 3 at 11 a.m.
    Economic Development: A dialogue with Tucson’s economic development partners

  • Wed. Nov. 3 at noon
    Young Professionals/Talent. A roundtable with young professionals – a key talent target

  • Wed. Nov. 3 at 1 p.m.
    Educational Anchors. A discussion with Tucson’s educational anchors

  • Wed. Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
    Small Business/Entrepreneurship. A discussion to learn more about Tucson as an entrepreneur hub

  • Wed. Nov. 3 at 3 p.m.
    Arts/Culture. A dialogue with arts/cultural leaders and organizations

  • Thurs. Nov. 4 at noon
    Aerospace & Defense. A discussion with Tucson’s aerospace and defense companies

  • Thurs. Nov. 4 at 1 p.m.
    Quality of Place/Destination Development. A session to discuss Tucson’s placemaking and destination assets

  • Thurs. Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.
    Biosciences. A session to learn more about the opportunities of biosciences in Tucson

  • Thurs. Nov. 4 at 3 p.m.
    Photonics & Optics. A dialogue about the City’s growing optics cluster