Economic Development

Got a brilliant idea for a new business?  Come to Clarkdale!
We have vacant buildings and land ready for you, a fun business climate, and friendly folks, too.  Stop on by and check out the possibilities.  We even have connections to small business counselling and loans.
See you soon!                              
                                                                                                             
Contact: Jodie Filardo
Phone:  (928) 639-2500

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PO Box 308
890 Main Street
Clarkdale, AZ  86324

Open M-Th 8:00 am - 5:30 pm and F 8:00 am - Noon
Closed Saturday and Sunday
          
 Jodie   
Jodie Filardo
Community & Economic Development Director

                                           
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ABOUT CLARKDALE
Clarkdale is a sustainable community of about 4,200 folks living in 10 square miles of beauty in the Verde Valley of north central Arizona.  Bounded on the southwest by Jerome and Mingus Mountain, Cottonwood to the east, and Sedona and national forest to the north, the Town is bisected by the free-flowing and unspoilt Verde River.  Within 90 minutes of Phoenix and 20 minutes of Sedona, Clarkdale features access to big city amenities nestled in some of the most beautiful country in America.

As the first planned community in Arizona, Clarkdale has a history of innovation and entrepreneurship which continues today.  With an array of vacant commercial land and historic buildings plus an industrial area under development, there is an abundance of opportunities here.  All utilities are available - broadband, gas, 3-phase power, water and wastewater although there is some variation in availability by parcel.

Sustainable Clarkdale is an initiative guiding our interests and we seek companies and residents who embrace a mindful approach to living in harmony with our existing resources.

CHECK OUT CLARKDALE VIDEOS HERE 

DEMOGRAPHICS
One great source of demographics is Arizona Prospector, funded by Arizona Public Service Company.  To access Clarkdale's data, click Arizona Prospector for Clarkdale.


OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Overall, Clarkdale's growth is guided by our citizen-approved 2012 General Plan.  In addition, the community welcomes development as guided by the following specific area plans as guides for business expansion in the Town:
 - State Route 89A Plan
 - Bitter Creek Industrial Area Plan
 - Central Business District Plan, and 
 - Broadway Area Plan.

In addition, the Economic Development Plan with its Pillars of Business Development, Creative Clarkdale, Healthy Community, and Sustainable Clarkdale describe the approach our community takes to economic development.

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BUSINESS REGISTRATION AND BUSINESS LICENSE BENEFITS
An annual business license is required for anyone transacting business within Clarkdale per Town Code, Section 8-3.  To register your business, complete the Business License Application and email it to Community Development per the instructions on the form.  In exchange for a paid business license, businesses may receive the following services on a first-come, first-served basis: 

 - Free  promotion of special events, offers, and tourism-oriented business services on the ExperienceClarkdale.com website,
 - Free promotion in the Roundabout Clarkdale feature of the Small Talk, a monthly newsletter accompanying utility bills and appearing on the Town's website;
 - Free YouTube video support for grand openings and exciting business updates on the Experience Clarkdale YouTube channel;
 - Free rack card display in the Community Development office; and
 - Free participation in the Clarkdale Downtown Business Alliance.
 
SHOP LOCAL AND SUPPORT YOUR NEIGHBORS
Looking for particular goods or services?  Shop with other Clarkdale businesses and keep the cash flowing in our community.  For a list of registered businesses, contact Community Development.

Looking for fun things to see and do and great places to eat and drink?  Visit ExperienceClarkdale.com website or our Facebook page.

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2013 SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Adopted by Town Council in 2013, the Plan is currently under revision.