Economic Development Strategies

Downtown Petaluma at night
  • Prosperity plans/Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS)
  • General and specific plan preparation, including economic elements
  • Downtown revitalization strategies 
  • Redevelopment plan adoptions, amendments and 5-year implementation plans

ADE provides a full suite of planning services related to economic development. Our action plans prioritize a community's economic objectives and identify specific activities and resources needed to achieve these objectives. These strategies are based on rigorous qualitative and quantitative analyses of current political, social and economic trends and opportunities. We typically utilize a wide range of our analytical techniques to provide a foundation for strategic planning, including industry cluster analysis, retail market research, labor market analysis and financial analysis.

See examples of ADE's economic development work...