Economic Development & Housing
The City of Clearwater's Economic Development Strategic Plan, approved by the City Council, is a blueprint to position Clearwater for future sustainable growth and economic prosperity. TIP Strategies, an economic development consulting firm, was engaged to assist in the development of the economic development plan.
The plan's high-priority action items are:
- Employment center overlay district
- Technology district in the CRA (Downtown/Cleveland Street District/East Gateway)
- Medical overlay district
- Business-friendly initiatives
- Formal incentives policy
- Business Retention and expansion program
- Leverage tourism marketing for economic development
Download and review the Economic Development Strategic Plan document here.
Our mission is to improve and expand the economic base of the community through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of new businesses and real estate investments, and by implementing value-added strategies and programs that enhance the community's overall high quality of life and local and national image. Further, our mission is to provide quality affordable housing and community services to the citizens of Clearwater.