The Town of Fountain Hills and Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce are partnering to launch a Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) Program in Fountain Hills. The BR&E program will assist in analyzing our local economy and aid existing job creators as they hire more employees, add locations, invest in facilities, and continue to give back to the community. This partnership will foster relationships and maintain open lines of communication with businesses.
The program will have three focus areas: Connect, Collect and Communicate.
Connect – every month, representatives from the Fountain Hills Economic Development Department, Fountain Hills Town Council, and Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce will conduct site visits with businesses to gain information and data to improve the Fountain Hills business climate.
Collect – during monthly visits, information is gathered on the businesses’ operations, workforce, and the overall business climate.
Communicate – Fountain Hills Economic Development and Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce staff will identify areas of strength and areas for improvement and will follow up with businesses.
The information gathered will be used to identify, design, and implement strategies that can help strengthen existing businesses and industries.
“We are pleased to launch the Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) Program in partnership with the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce. Existing businesses and the local workforce are key components of a community’s economic health. Research shows that small businesses are the major drivers of job growth,” said Economic Development Director Amanda Jacobs.
The Fountain Hills’s Economic Development Department provides a number of programs for the business community. To learn more about the Town’s business resources, visit www.fountainhillsaz.gov/775/Economic-Development.
About the Town of Fountain Hills Economic Development
The Fountain Hills Economic Development Department is committed to attracting, growing and retaining businesses to the community. The Town has created a sense of place that draws new visitors and enriches the lives of our residents and businesses.