Karen McLaughlin, City Manager
The Economic Division provides direct economic development assistance and referral services to existing firms, incoming businesses, commercial
property owners, real estate brokers and developers. Retain and expand employment opportunities, and increase sales,
hotel and property taxes generated within the community.
Business Retention and Expansion
Conduct public outreach to provide business development and market assistance, seeking to maintain, enhance, and
expand the local economy. Connect employers to workforce development resources, resolve regulatory issues, assist
landlords with tenant selection, and direct businesses to local lending sources.
Economic Development Assistance
Provide support to businesses seeking business loans, development financing, site selection, fee calculations and project
feasibility assistance. Coordinate with Planning, Building, Code Enforcement and external regulatory agency staff to
identify potential issues, make development recommendations and resolve code violations. Refer local firms to WorkNet,
SBDC and other resources and training providers serving the local business community.
Visitor and Tourism Services
Assist Manteca CVB and local hotels with providing visitor services. Increase visitor awareness about local retail, dining
and entertainment opportunities. Establish connections with Bay Area and other regional tourism organizations to seek
new partnerships for tourism development in the community.
Real Estate Services
Manage remaining downtown parking lot leases. Seek buyers or lessees for surplus City- and Redevelopment- owned
properties. Collect property value data and analyze real estate development trends in the community.
City Marketing and Promotion
Update City marketing materials and website to promote industrial properties, commercial sites, and assistance programs.
Expand awareness about Manteca as a desirable business location in cooperation with other local agencies as part of the
Greater Silicon Valley business recruitment initiative.
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