Economic Development

Department Overview
The Economic Development Department supports the economic growth and vitality of the City of Shafter. The city has a reputation for being a progressive leader in the area of economic development. Our philosophy is based on creating partnerships and long standing relationships with those with whom we conduct business.

  • Shafter is a nationally Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) that provides a professional staff and a one stop convenience for all your development needs
  • Designated as a National Champion Community
  • Two Redevelopment Project areas
  • Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) designation in the ITTC Industrial Park