About Focused Future
Implementation Team Goals and Objectives
What's There To
Do In Page?
A Brief History of Page
Tracking our Community and Economic Activities
from the Arizona Dept. of Commerce
Arizona's Partnership for the New Economy
Resources and Links
Read the Page Lake Powell
Link to our
Times Article: A Growing California Crisis; Neglected Infrastructure
Profile: German Tourist Industry
The City of Page announces a
Strategic Plan for Community and Economic Development.
The City of Page recently participated in an award-winning
community program called "A Focused Future". The program
sponsored by Arizona Public Service, has helped nearly 30 Arizona communities - from
Sedona to Douglas - develop stronger local economies, address community issues and in
general improve the quality of life for residents. The program offers strategic
planning, economic development education and a blueprint for getting citizens involved in
building their community.
According to Evelyn Casuga, APS program manager of community
development, "A Focused Future is one of those rare win-win programs.
APS has a stake in a communitys financial growth. Were making an investment.
"We put the future of the community in the hands of its members and then give them
tools and guidance," says Casuga. "As they thrive, so do we."
Community member involvement is vital to the programs success.
"The first step in A Focused Future is getting people involved. We introduce
them to the concept of viewing their community holistically - as integrated
components," said Casuga. "We hold orientation meetings; form action teams; help
them implement ideas and then come back later to evaluate their success. The program is
about giving community members the opportunity to get involved in a constructive
The end result was the development of a A Focused Future: The City of Page Strategic Plan. This plan establishes a framework for developing Page into a truly
special community. It provides an outline of goals and objectives intended to guide
the city's future community and economic development. Although some of aspects on
the plan may already be in place - there are dozens of issues that must be addressed along
the way as the community of Page prepares for inevitable future growth and embraces the
fundamental changes inherent to the so called "New Economy".
The report addresses the following "Focus Areas":
- Tourism Development
- Workforce Education and Training
- Business Recruitment and Retention
- Technology Infrastructure Improvements
- Transportation Improvements
- Image / Sense of Community
- Health Care
- Leadership / Effective Government
- Program Funding
An Implementation Team is being assembled to put forth the
recommendations of the Strategic Action Plan. Team Members and Volunteers are being
solicited to help put the Strategic Plan into action.
If you would like to contribute to the future of Page, contact:
City of Page Planning and Zoning Director
Profile: Types of Growth and Development
- Economic Development
- Economic development creates jobs by retaining local businesses and industry, helping
existing firms to expand, recruiting new firms, helping entrepreneurs get started, and
- Organizational Development
- Strong civic organizations play an important role in achieving goals in human resources,
community and economic development.
- The development of leadership skills at all levels throughout the community and an
effective local governing body are important aspects for the future of Page.
- Human Resource Development
- Enhancing the quality of the local workforce is a major challenge requiring leadership
development, on-the-job training, vocational education, and technical training.
- Community Development
- Local citizens and organizations need to enhance the attractiveness, physical
infrastructure, and social capital of their communities.
Read the entire August 2000 report which was sponsored by APS and City
A Focused Future: The City of Page
First Shopping Mall in Page
Information About Page, Arizona
- City of
Page Economic Development
- Through its Economic Development Department, the City of Page seeks to capitalize on its
location as the gateway to Lake Powell and its position as an emerging regional center in
northern Arizona and southern Utah.
Census data for Page
Economic Profile for
- Page Economic Date for 1999
Data for Coconino County
Powell Chamber of Commerce
- Tourism and Business Information
- The Page-Lake Powell area offers visitors and residents many recreational opportunities.
You can make reservations for a variety of plane, helicopter, boat, or Jeep tours with us.
Information for Communities
- Arizona Partnership for
the New Economy
- Community & Rural DevelopmentGovernor Hull has unveiled the final report of the Arizona Partnership for the
New Economy (APNE) and has already begun to incorporate many of the recommendations into
Tourism and Visitor Surveys
- Regional Economics and Development
Online publications that relate to regional economics, as well as links to other tourism
and development web sites
- Report: Tourism in Rural
- Providing higher value experiences to meet the
demand of more affluent visitors and to enhance local earnings from tourism.
- Center For Rural
- Improving Leadership Skills
- Leaders of rural communities continue to seek solutions to complex problems such as
rural urban interface, the management and use of natural resources, economic development,
regional planning, and communicating information on key public policy issues.
- Report: Business Retention
- A Strategy for Economic DevelopmentDiscusses the care and nurturing of existing businesses, which are usually
locally-owned and managed or homegrown.
Arizona Economic Data
the Latest News from the Arizona Department of Commerce