Navajo Nation Chinle Chapter Master Plan, Chinle, AZ

The Antero Group partnered with the Navajo Nation’s Chinle District Chapter in Chinle, AZ to create an Economic Development Vision that targets increased regional retail and tourism amenities. Chinle’s primary transportation corridors are adjacent to the Canyon de Chelly National Monument, which has nearly one million annual visitors. However, the town has limited amenities to offer tourists, preventing it from fully benefiting from its proximity to the monument. Working closely with the Chapter and the Navajo Nation’s Economic Development and Tourism groups, we developed a plan and implementation strategy that incorporated significant community input. Today, Chinle has begun to implement the Plan by creating a Vendor Village, Farmers’ Market, and trail system. This strategy anticipates additional annual revenues of two to three times current revenue levels.