The Economic Development Division is releasing a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking a firm with significant experience in developing an Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City of Fairfield. The strategy will provide a road map for the City in determining where to allocate resources and identify priorities over a five-year period in business attraction, retention, and expansion.
The purpose of the strategy is to be fact based and market-disciplined and is to include specific action items geared towards creating new job opportunities, encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation, enhancing fiscal sustainability, investing in catalyst development areas, and increasing private investment throughout the City. The preparation and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategic plan will provide the framework for maximizing economic opportunities for the entire community.
We are looking for a firm to provide a concise work plan for implementing recommended strategies and establishing metrics in which to measure the outcomes. The deadline for RFP responses is by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020. Shortly after reviewing and evaluating responses received, City staff will recommend the firm with the most experience to the City Council for consideration.