Economic Development

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Within the City's Business and Economic Development Office, it is the responsibility of the Economic Development Manager to carry out economic growth opportunities throughout the community. In carrying out that responsibility the manager is involved in commercial real estate development, manufacturing/industrial site promotion and coordination, and the attraction and development of retail/commercial businesses. This responsibility also ensures collaboration between City departments and outside partners in the continued development of support infrastructure, and connectivity of our community to national telecommunications infrastructure.

Why should you choose Richland?


Richland's Economic Development Vision

To be a creative, highly trained and professional municipal economic development organization capable of favorable comparison with the best economic development organizations in the nation.

Business and Economic Development Mission

  • Create meaningful employment opportunities for all of the citizens of the city
  • Expand the economy to provide a stable and growing tax base for the operations of city government
  • Facilitate the growth, diversification and stability of the Richland economy