James Smith presents at the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Pinal County Economic and Workforce Development Director James Smith accepts a gift of a cotton bale after presenting Dec. 21 at the 2022 Coolidge Chamber of Commerce year-end membership luncheon.

COOLIDGE — After a little more than a year in his role, Pinal County’s economic and workforce development director, James Smith, has been party to unprecedented job and industrial growth for the region.


Taylor Griffith is a reporter for PinalCentral covering Coolidge news, education and more.

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Mr Price and the rest of the Meta dream team,where's all the good jobs in Maricopa?Maricopa City Counsil,where's all the good jobs?Been here for 16 years and have witnessed study after study at a huge cost to taxpayers with zero results in any of the above mentioned industries.Have watched grant after grant pumped into Meta and again zero results.Quit letting Mr Horst run you like a bunch of puppets.This is our city,not his.Millions of taxpayer dollars gone up in smoke.Quit patting the employees of Maricopa on the back for jobs that are no more difficult than the private sector.You all were voted in to work for the taxpayer not the city employees.Get to work!!!!

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