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Hello and welcome back to Business Briefcase. This week we are sharing a public grand opening event happening in Goodyear this month. Additionally, there’s a city survey available to residents that will allow their voices to be heard. Want to see a new restaurant or a new grocery store open in Goodyear? Fill out the survey to let city officials know.

Libertas Real Estate to host grand opening event

Libertas Real Estate invites the community to celebrate the grand opening of its new commercial division, PMD Commercial Realty Group, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21.

Held on the Terrace Level of Goodyear Ballpark, guests can enjoy cocktails, appetizers, music and mingling during the event, which is sponsored by Shawn Hambright of First Arizona Title Agency; Vanessa Pearson of National Property Inspections; and Sebastian Porchini, vice president of FirstBank.

“We wanted to make it open to the public because our intention with launching this division is to be more intentional for the residents, particularly in the West Valley,” said David McDermott, vice president of the commercial division.

As far as choosing Goodyear as the main location of the new division that is launching, McDermott said the opportunities for a business in a city that’s rapidly growing are endless.

“The possibilities are endless. I mean obviously the largest industrial park was just purchased for $72.3 million. The growth is endless for Goodyear as far as new businesses moving in, attracting countrywide dollars as far as infrastructure development. You name it, it’s the future of Arizona,” he said.

For more info, visit libertasrealestate.com or pmdrealtygroup.com.

Goodyear Retail Survey

The past month, Goodyear’s economic development team received responses from the public about businesses they would like to see move into the city. They were also asked for their favorites.

However, as the city’s population is more than 95,000 people, there are only 1,467 survey responses so far.

The information from the survey will be used in recruitment efforts with business owners, site selectors and real estate representatives. The survey’s purpose is to help Goodyear’s leadership and staff pursue the retail and entertainment interests of the community.

The survey helps seek the desired retailers the community wants to see in their city.

The 2019 survey collected 2,627 responses. At the top of the list of Goodyear’s favorite existing locations were Target, Harkins Theatres Estrella Falls 16 and Saddle Mountain Brewing Co.

As for the top of the wish list, Goodyear residents voted for Macy’s Topgolf and the Cheesecake Factory. About 75% of survey respondents chose Trader Joe’s as their top grocer choice.

Shooter’s World and ALDI made the top five in the fun and grocer categories. They are open in Goodyear.

Goodyear residents are asked to fill out the survey to let city officials know their favorite retail, restaurant and entertainment venues, as well as what they want to see make its way to the city.

The survey closes Oct. 22. For more information or to fill out the survey, visit goodyearaz.gov/survey.