By Richard Dyer | Apache Junction Independent
The deadline to apply to be Pinal County’s first economic development coordinator, who will work within the economic and workforce development departments, is Sept. 2. The pay range is $53,619-$83,109 annually.
“This person will be working with both … workforce and economic development. They will be focusing on small-businesses,” Tim Kanavel, Pinal County’s economic development program manager, said at a recent Pinal County Board of Supervisors meeting.
“As we have learned from our business-sustainability program, a lot of our small businesses are in trouble. You know, all of the excitement is usually generated around the big companies we get — the 1,000 employees, the 2,000 employees and rightfully so, we understand that. But everybody forgets about the small businesses in this county that have been here — some of them for decades — and they support us every day,” he said.