Buckeye hires new economic development director

After an extensive search, the City of Buckeye hired David B. Roderique, CEcD, as its new Economic Development Director. Mr. Roderique has extensive experience specializing in economic, fiscal and market analysis, strategic planning, and predevelopment entitlement, (i.e. zoning, rezoning, permitting, etc.), marketing and implementation support.

“As the seventh fastest growing city with a population over 50,000, Mr. Roderique’s experience is a great fit to ensuring Buckeye’s growth is solid and strategic,” said city manager, Roger Klingler.

Prior to coming to Buckeye, Roderique worked for a real estate and economic consulting firm, as president of the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, and as General Manager of the Economic Vitality Department for the city of Scottsdale.

He is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council and been the recipient of many awards including “Economic Developer of the Year” and “Economic Organization of the Year” by the Arizona Association of Economic Development.

Roderique also serves on a variety of Boards including the Urban Land Institute Arizona Council District and the Herberger Theater. He is also the past Chair of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s E.D. Director’s Team.

He earned both a BA and MA in Geography and Regional Development from the University of Arizona, and lives in Scottsdale with his wife and two children.

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