The story began in almost 15 years ago (1996), with the creation of a regional economic organization—the Verde Valley Regional Economic Development Council. VVREDC was an organization built on a commitment to foster a spirit of cooperation and planned growth, to facilitate a sustainable local economy and quality lifestyle for all in the Verde Valley. It was an organization not quite ready to succeed in our community— then in 2006, over 75 people came together at a regional economic forum ready to create an integrated, regional approach to economic development.
A leadership team emerged from that economic forum and they moved forward with the re-creation of a regional economic organization—Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization or VVREO in 2007. Today we have a board of 15 members and 15 board associates that represent a well-rounded private-public partnership for economic development.
Our vision is of a regional collaborative, building sustainable economic prosperity.
Our mission is to provide comprehensive economic development expertise, tools, marketing and outreach.
But we are more than just our mission, vision, values and standards — we are individuals who represent different aspects of our communities—small and large businesses, government entities, and education. We are individuals who recognize that when we work together we can make real positive economic impact in our community.
Why we believe this regional effort works now—because we have FUN! We have respect for our region and our communities and most of all for each other. We listen, we discuss, and we make decisions that we feel have regional economic significance. But most of all, we have the commitment to make this regional private-public partnership work with support from individuals, businesses as well as government entities.
We have been recognized by Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, cities of Cottonwood and Sedona; the towns of Clarkdale, Jerome, and Camp Verde, and Cornville Community Association, Big Park Regional Coordinating Council, the Sedona Village Business Association and Beaver Creek Regional Council as the official economic development organization in the Verde Valley.
Click on the “About VVREO” to see our list of board members and our Affiliate Organizations and Projects. Then click on our newest addition to the website is our Community Resource Guide. If you are looking to bring your business to the Verde Valley, move to the Verde Valley, or just visit the Verde Valley, the resource guide is filled with valuable information about our community, the Verde Valley.
VVREO’s story has not ended, it is only beginning – take a look at the Verde Valley.