Your personal assistant
for business.

Everything you need to succeed.

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    Development Map
    Presentation Growth Animation

    Development may be seen through our development status reports (link to page with reports) or better yet observe growth in Flagstaff since 1993. Non-residential development may be seen to show the annual growth.

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    Economic Development Partners
    and Practitioners

    Download this document to learn more about our development partners and practitioners, who vary in reach from a local level to the national stage.

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    Sustainability Plan

    “Be Resourceful,” which calls for careful assessment, evaluation of resources, and finding creative solutions to achieve a commitment towards efficiency and continuous improvement. This plan will increase effectiveness, reduce consumption, and enhance employee satisfaction in the municipal organization.

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    Local and Regional Economic Impact Studies

    The City of Flagstaff Economic Development Department is dedicated to market and maintain the quality of the region’s experience for the benefit of the visitor and the economic sustainability of the community. As part of these efforts, we publish a variety of community-specific tools to help our local organizations plan, forecast and stay in the know. We encourage you to download these resources and see for yourself.

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    Regional Land Use and Transportation Plan (RLUTP)

    This important document provides recommendations for exciting opportunities facing the City of Flagstaff for the next 20-25 years which will bring many positive developments for the region.

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    Buxton Reports

    Buxton data tells the story of buying patterns as it relates to credit card transactions. This is data that can be used to describe our past buying behaviors and prescribe new ways to influence future purchasing decisions.

Make success your
business partner.

In this section, you’ll find a collection of local and regional business partners, entities, business advocacy groups, and workforce development partners.

They’re here to help you succeed. Let’s meet them.

Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona (ECoNA)

A hub for collaboration
that keeps business moving.

The Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona (ECoNA) works to ensure the success of your business while improving the economic vitality of our region. It’s supported by a multitude of local agencies and coordinates the efforts of private, public, and nonprofit organizations.

Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce

Become a member.
Become successful.

For more than 125 years, the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce has been building businesses and our community. This membership organization provides business-to-business connectivity and advocacy at the local, state and national levels.

Arizona Work

Recruit. Develop.
Retain. Repeat.

The Coconino County Career Center connects individuals who wish to advance their careers with businesses that are seeking skilled workers. Their suite of programs includes:

  • Employer Programs
  • Manufacturing Sector Innovations
  • Workforce Development
SBDC Arizona

Coaching. Counseling.

The Coconino County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides business coaching and counseling for all small businesses. Whether you’re launching a startup, running an established business, or you’re somewhere in between, there’s something here for you.

If you’re seeking a Small Business Administration-backed loan, the SBDC can help you create a successful application. We also offer special programs for veterans, and industryspecific advice for everything from the arts to education, construction to craft brewing, and government contracting to manufacturing.


Prepare for launch.

Are you an entrepreneur? Need help with launching your business?

Moonshot at NACET solicits pitches from ambitious, disruptive innovators like you. If your business idea has commercial possibilities, we invite you to apply.

Looking for more?

Moonshot also offers these programs:

  • Seminars to teach innovators how to sell their ideas to investors
  • A basic business course for would-be entrepreneurs
  • Panel discussions that inspire future Moonshots and share best practices among the ones already established in the firmament

Find something you like.
Like your next great employee.

Did you know that Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona is the largest Goodwill operation in the world?

It operates like all other Goodwills – by selling donated clothes, books, housewares, and more, providing services at no-cost career centers, and matching local job seekers with employers.

Your Good Deed Goes a Long Way

Whether you’re donating or buying goods, what starts as a good deed goes a long way. It becomes an opportunity to fight unemployment and promote a sustainable environment.

Every year, Goodwill places thousands of people in jobs with hundreds of Arizona employers. We also divert millions of pounds of material from Arizona landfills. The results? Empowered individuals, strengthened families, and communities built stronger.

Follow our leaders.

“Like many Flagstaff residents, Purina shares a belief that a healthy environment contributes to the health and wellbeing of pets and people, and this inspires us to invest in sustainable business practices. For example, here in Flagstaff a portion of the energy we use is offset through solar panels that cover roughly 70,000 square feet of the roof on the top of our warehouse.” – Purina Environmental Coordinator

Hear What Community Leaders Have to Say
Northern Arizona University

We have the brains
for business.

Each year, NAU graduates a fresh class of some of the best brains in business from its undergraduate programs and the acclaimed W. A. Franke College of Business.

No matter your business, you’ll be able to draw top-tier talent from a young, diverse talent pool to take your business to the next level.

“… NAU’s College of Business will enhance and expand the opportunity for young men and women to achieve a fair shot at economic success.” – Bill Framke

Coconino Community College

If it’s needed out there,
we teach it in here.

Since 1991, CCC has served residents of Coconino County. The College has helped create the region’s skilled workforce, with the goal of improving the lives of our residents through workforce development. CCC provides a variety of certificates and degrees, including career and technical programs, with nearly 50 certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in various fields.

Like NAU, CCC helps provide a skilled workforce to meet the needs of today’s economy.

Tax-friendly is

If you plan to do business in Flagstaff, you need to know all relevant taxes when preparing your pro-forma. A current tax rate chart will provide you with those specifics.

View Tax Rate Chart

Below is a list of Commercial Brokers in Flagstaff:
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Below is a list of suppliers and vendors in Flagstaff:
  • Builders
  • Architects
  • Engineering Consultants
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Banks
  • Mortgage Lenders
  • Title Companies
  • Heating & Cooling Companies
  • Landscaping Companies


Lowell Observatory

Lowell astronomers have discovered Pluto, collected the first evidence of the expanding Universe, and measured the motions and properties of stars, among many other achievements.

Learn more about Lowell Observatory