The City understands that economic development is essential to providing an exceptional quality life for residents of Galt. The City’s adopted Vision is to “… be a premier family-oriented community united to create a unique city with diverse shopping, dining, entertainment, and employment opportunities with a small town atmosphere. With this Vision in mind, the City has placed economic development among its highest priorities.
The City of Galt’s Economic Development program is managed by the City Manager who coordinates closely with other City departments to ensure business development and growth is actively promoted in the City. The City seeks a hands-on approach that provides a high level of customer service to help make any business or development opportunity succeed.
In 2008, the City undertook a unique Economic Development Strategic Planning process that sought input from the community. Under the direction of the Council, Staff and consultants worked with an appointed Economic Develop Task Force to develop the City’s first Economic Development Roadmap.
In 2013, the City updated this roadmap and created a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy that was certified by the Economic Development Administration in 2014. This Strategy makes the city eligible for federal economic development grants to build infrastructure necessary to attract and support job producing businesses.
The City’s Economic Development program is designed to help build and strengthen existing businesses and also attract new businesses to the City. In 2012, the City initiated a comprehensive development permit streamlining program aimed at improving the development permit application process in order to improve internal efficiencies and expedite the process for applicants.
Please Contact Us to learn more about the City’s economic development programs.