A group formed to act as the city’s main business development agency released its new plan to encourage growth in the area.
Tucson Regional Economics Opportunities, or TREO, updated its economic blueprint for the area, unveiling it Wednesday evening.
The TREO blueprint highlights four areas where improvements could bring new employers to the region: more training for Tucson’s workforce, add on to existing infrastructure, improve the local business environment, and strive to become a healthier region.
“This version of the blueprint, was needed because the great recession hit us, and we lost thousands of jobs," said Joe Snell, TREO President and CEO. "The result is the economic drivers have changed, so we needed a new plan.”
This is the first update to the original plan, which was released in 2007. That plan was meant to identify major industries in the area and how to encourage future growth.