Who Is PVEDF ?
The Prescott Valley Economic Development Foundation (PVEDF) was incorporated in 1996 and is a private, not-for-profit membership organization made up of local citizens, business, and government leaders. Our primary objective is to diversify and strengthen the Prescott Valley economy by focusing our resources on attracting quality companies and jobs.
PVEDF is a catalyst, building strategic alliances and providing networking opportunities between business and community leaders and local, county, regional, state and federal agencies to initiate programs that promote growth in Prescott Valley.
Our mission is to perform those tasks which enrich the overall economy of the community, expand the industrial base, attract large retail businesses, and create recreational destination venues.
HOW CAN WE HELP ?
Our office offers many services to companies looking to relocate or expand their operations at no charge. We are here to help you navigate the many facets of relocating or expanding to additional markets and make your transition as smooth and easy as possible.
We work on your behalf with the local government, utility companies, land and building owners and the State of Arizona.
- We provide networking opportunities for local businesses, both locally and globally.
- We bring investment into the area from other parts of the state, country and globally.
- We help promote our local companies bothinside and outside the community.
- We help our community with sustained growth both socially and economically by bringing in base jobs.
MEET THE DIRECTOR
MIKE R. PAREDES, M.Ed.
Mike has over 16 years of experience in the areas of marketing, management, economic development and international trade, where he has served in management roles for private corporations, government sectors, and public-private partnerships. He has worked for various municipal and private economic development corporations, as well as marketing departments in the finance and beverage industries. He has been responsible for the overall marketing and attraction of new companies, overseeing all international business development activities, market analysis, and expansion of existing industry clusters, successfully relocating companies in the aerospace, manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, and renewable energy sectors, both nationally and internationally. He has successfully marketed economic projects throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America, working with international economic development, marketing, and government entities.
Mike is fluent in the English and Spanish languages as well as spoken Portuguese. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University, and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.