The Central Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation (CAREDF) is a regional partnership between the public and private sectors. It’s purpose is to improve and promote the economies of western Pinal County and the communities of Casa Grande, Coolidge, and Eloy. CAREDF is funded through memberships from the public and private sectors of the region.
The organization was officially formed in 1984 and is structured as an IRS designated 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation. This IRS designation is a business membership organization.
CAREDF maintains three full-time staff: an Executive Director, a Business Development Representative and an Operations Manager.
The Central Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation markets the region and the cities within to targeted industries and facilitates the relocation or expansion of existing businesses that results in primary employment of our citizens.
Our emphasis is on building the industrial base and increasing the number of employers in the area; bringing additional dollars into the community through new jobs and new capital investment in buildings, machinery, and equipment; broadening our tax base; and increasing wealth in the communities.