Economic Vitality is a Division within the City of Flagstaff that consists of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, and the Community Investment Section, which consists of the Economic Development, Community Design and Redevelopment Programs.
Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau is charged with administering tourism programs for the City of Flagstaff and receives an allocation of 30 percent of the BBB tax collected. Programs include marketing to tour operators, travel agents, meeting planners, group coordinators and individual leisure travelers; as well as development of public outreach and educational programs, media relations and media coverage. The CVB is also responsible for the creation and maintenance of partnership opportunities locally and regionally.
The Flagstaff Visitor Center opened in the Historic Train Station in 1994. Until March of 2003, it was operated by the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, and funded by the City of Flagstaff. The Flagstaff Tourism Commission sought an expanded mission for the Visitor Center and determined the operation would be more cohesive under the direction of the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Visitor Center was successfully transitioned to the CVB in the spring of 2003 with existing staff becoming city employees.
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport is dedicated to providing quality service to meet the community's ever growing transportation needs. These services include providing broadband/high-speed, free internet access throughout the airport, aircraft rescue firefighting, emergency medical response, HazMat first response, all of which is included as a part of airport operations in accordance with FAA and TSA regulations and directives.
The Community Investment Division is comprised of Economic Development, Community Design and Redevelopment Programs. This division prepares, plans, and implements programs and projects for the City's future growth and development in a manner that preserves our region's livability, sense of community, and the natural environment.