San Luis, Arizona – During the Regular Council Meeting held September 8, 2021, Council Member Luis E. Cabrera was appointed by City Council to serve as the San Luis Representative to the Western Arizona Economic Development District (WAEDD). As an Executive Committee member, Council Member Cabrera will chair or co-chair a committee, make recommendations to the Board of Directors, and oversee the District’s membership.
WAEDD is a federally designated Economic Development District (EDD) that helps increase and regionally drive economic development planning processes that leverages the public, private, and non-profit sectors' involvement. It also helps establish a strategic blueprint for regional collaboration among organizations. Its main purpose is to drive rural prosperity through the responsible mobilization of human infrastructure, financial investment, physical assets, and natural capital to generate a healthy and collaborative local economy.
Western Arizona was designated as an Economic Development District (EDD), or WAEDD, by the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) on June 30, 2020. The EDA has committed to providing financial assistance to economic development in western Arizona's distressed communities.
“I thank my colleagues from Council for the appointment to WAEDD. I look forward to working with the rest of WAEDD’s Board Members to ensure we bring funding for infrastructure projects that help the growth of San Luis," stated Council Member Luis E. Cabrera, I am excited to be able to provide my support to the board and promote our community for future economic development,” he added.