Economic Development Strategies

City of Petaluma Economic Development Strategy

ADE completed the City of Petaluma’s long awaited Economic Development Strategy, based on rigorous economic and fiscal analyses of development options and industry cluster opportunities, and input from the community and local and regional partner organizations. The Strategy provides a detailed implementation plan which the City has begun to put in motion, and will include the hiring of an economic development manager to oversee the implementation.

Read the article about the City of Petaluma's Economic Development Strategy

The report is available at the City of Petaluma’s website:

The Lake Tahoe Basin Prosperity Plan

The Lake Tahoe Basin Prosperity Plan is the bi-state region’s first economic strategy, and is based on three economic clusters – green tourism and visitors services, health and wellness, and environmental innovation. The Plan’s vision is for the Basin to be a world class center of innovation and sustainability. It was created to reverse long-term economic decline and improve the standard of living and environmental outcomes in the Basin. Several hundred participants including community and business leaders, residents, elected officials, and representatives of diverse non-profits, academic and research institutions, and the philanthropic sector participated in the creation of this bottom up action plan. The strategy is aligned with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Regional Plan Update and Sustainably Communities Strategy, among other efforts.

The next phase of the project – implementation of the cluster action plans, will launch in early 2011. Visit for the Implementation Plan, cluster meetings summaries and presentations, other meeting presentations, and newspaper articles.

For additional information, see the Lake Tahoe Basin success story.

More Economic Development Strategies

For more examples of ADE's economic strategies and General Plan Updates please see the following success stories: