Redevelopment & Economic Opportunity


The Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department (REO) was created in October 2016 to focus county efforts on the redevelopment and revitalization of urban areas of the county and to create greater economic opportunities for residents and businesses with our housing, community and economic development projects and programs.


This includes a strong emphasis on job retention and creation through working with local businesses; developing and implementing a new redevelopment plan for the Southwest District (SWD); and providing opportunities for workforce and affordable, new rental and homeownership projects.


REO will explore enhanced and new redevelopment, economic development and housing and community development projects and programs, crossing the broad spectrum of all business types and income groups. This will be accomplished through additional business and employment growth and new infill, mixed-use and housing opportunities through targeted incentive programs leveraging local, regional, and national expertise and resources and engaging in strategic partnerships.