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We are so very excited to announce the winners in our

Moonshot AZ -Verde Valley Pioneer Pitch.

Thank you to all our contestants and everyone who supported them.

Congratulations to all!

First Place – Sarah Ann Lesslie – Chocolita

Second Place – Anita Marcus – Laser Girl Skincare

Third Place – Ashley Paisano – Sober Living Home

Fourth Place – Karen Russell – Karen’s Gluten Free

Fifth Place – Joshua Vailokaitis – Tender Heart Cookies

Stay tuned for this Fall 2019 – VVREO finalists will be invited to attend a state-wide Moonshot Pioneer Pitch event.

The Arizona Pioneer Pitch is sponsored by APS.

Small Business Loans

The VVREO Revolving Loan Fund Program (RLF) is a structured, cooperative partnership among local community organizations, USDA Rural Development, and financial lending institutions. All loan funds are intended for small businesses that cannot fully access conventional lending sources.  All programs have the specific goal of business growth and/or retention and job creation.  Click here to view loan application.


In the News

VVREO supports Verde Valley business growth

Entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to start, relocate or expand an existing business in the Verde Valley are invited to take advantage of the Revolving Loan Program offered by the Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization (VVREO). Read the full story

VVREO Initiatives

VVREO champions important issues that foster economic growth in our communities. Driven and supported initiatives include promoting the growth of agriculture and the wine industry in the Verde Valley, area-wide broadband access, providing loans to businesses that do not have access to conventional funding. For more information see our Initiatives page.

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2018 Verde Valley Economic Development Strategic Plan

Verde Valley Economic Development Strategy Public Meeting 4/6/18

Click here for meeting presentation

An overview of the key components of the planning process, plan goals and strategies presented at the public meeting.

VVREO Meetings & Events

VVREO Public Meetings – Next meeting will be announced in 2019. To stay informed please click here.

Content from our most recent meeting held August 2018


NACOG EWD Overview Summer 2018

Arizona Career Readiness Credential Program Presented by: Trevor Stokes, Workforce Program Manager Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity

THANK YOU to our VVREO SPONSORS See our Sponsor Page for complete sponsor profiles and information.