New Oro Valley website wins award

Published on November 14, 2022


ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (Nov. 14, 2022) – The Town of Oro Valley is pleased to announce that its new economic development website,, was recently awarded a Golden Prospector award from the Arizona Association for Economic Development. The Golden Prospector awards were established to encourage and recognize excellence in economic development.

The new site was developed on the OpenCities platform and is connected to the Town’s main website to maximize searchability and user experience. The project was a collaboration between the Town’s Communications and Marketing Division and the Community and Economic Development Department. It was launched in April 2022 and serves as a one-stop resource for site selectors and current and future Oro Valley businesses.

“The Golden Prospector Award represents the hard work that Town staff poured into the website’s development,” said Paul Melcher, Community and Economic Development Director. “We’re already seeing significant increases in web traffic to the site, which demonstrates the value of this tool to local businesses as well as site selectors.” streamlines the business development process and increases the speed of development-related decisions by providing site selectors direct access to available sites ready for new construction, vacant buildings identified for adaptive reuse, local and regional workforce for clusters and zoning and development costs and incentives. Additionally, the website serves as an economic development event calendar and showcases the quality of life and key industries that make Oro Valley the community of excellence that it is.

This new website is one of the many ways in which the Town of Oro Valley works to foster and support local business. Community and Economic Development staff also conduct annual in-person business visits and work with industry leaders on workforce development and training, business summits and employee recruitment and retention. To learn more about doing business in Oro Valley, click here or visit and select “Contact Us.”