Creating Our Future: Economic Development Strategic Plan

On March 18, 2014, the City Council adopted the Santa Ana Strategic Plan, which has established specific goals, objectives and strategies to guide the City’s major efforts during the next five years. Goal 3 Economic Development– Strategy 1 states that the City will “Implement a comprehensive Economic Development strategy to ensure that Santa Ana is a City with a vibrant business climate that is accessible, user friendly and welcoming to all residents and visitors.”

The purpose of developing an economic development strategic plan is to ensure that economic development initiatives are planned and focused appropriately to maximize the impact on the City. The EDSP will provide a road map that will define long-range goals and objectives for business development, growth, and attraction. The EDSP will establish a technical framework for proactive programs to enhance the business climate and an implementation plan to show how city-wide planning and specific priority recommendations meet the needs for higher-paying jobs, job training, and an increased quality of life for all residents and neighborhoods. The EDSP will also build upon the planning efforts that have occurred to date or are currently in process (i.e. General Plan Update and Harbor Specific Plan).

In February, 2015, the City contracted with Rosenow, Spevacek Group (RSG) to develop a citywide Economic Development Strategic Plan.

Information from the Community meetings, public presentations, and Infographics have been uploaded on the Additional Documents and Information section of this website.

Click here to view the Economic Development Strategic Plan