The Tempe City Council serves as the City’s Enterprise Zone Commission for the purpose of nominating a zone to the Arizona Department of Commerce and overseeing implementation should a zone within the City be designated. The primary intent of the Arizona Enterprise Zone Program is to improve the economies of areas in the state with high poverty and unemployment rates by enhancing opportunities for private investment in designated areas called enterprise zones.
Resolution No. 2003.65, adopted on October 2, 2003 by the Tempe City Council, re-designated the boundaries of a proposed enterprise zone and authorized the Economic Development Department to submit an enterprise zone application.
Resolution No. 2008.86, adopted on September 18, 2008 by the Tempe City Council, reauthorized the City of Tempe Enterprise Zone, proposed an expansion of the boundaries of the zone, and authorized the Economic Development Department to seek approval from the Arizona Department of Commerce.
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