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C&ED Economic Development

Business Center Manager
Laurie Smith
Phone Number:  
(209) 577-5347


Business Analyst  
Margaret James
Phone Number:  
(209) 571-5840


  • Business & Economic Development
    The primary focus of the Business Development Program is creating new jobs. This Program works to attract out-of-area businesses to Modesto. In addition, the Program encourages expansion of local businesses in Modesto.
    Visit the Economic Development Website
  • Business Retention
    By addressing local business concerns and needs the Division keeps local businesses in Modesto and encourages business expansion.
  • Business Park Development
    Business Parks are an essential component of Economic Development. The Division is currently assisting with the development of several new Business Parks in Modesto.
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  • Marketing
    Through selective marketing mediums, the Division promotes Modesto as a prime location for any business looking to relocate or expand.
  • Redevelopment
    Redevelopment assists our community by reversing deteriorating economic trends and remedy blight by investing in development projects that would otherwise be economically unfeasible.
    Visit the Redevelopment Agency Website