Kickstart Ajo is an outcome of a multi-year community development process facilitated by Freeport McMoRan Corporation in Ajo, Arizona. During this process, a cross-sector group of organizations and individuals performed a comprehensive needs assessment resulting in a single community priority: To Increase the Number of Businesses Developed, Attracted and Retained. To this end, a group of existing and emerging leaders was convened in the summer of 2016--the Leadership for Sustainable Communities Cohort. Through an Asset Based Community Development process facilitated by the ASU Lodestar Center, the Cohort developed a set of interventions designed to kickstart business activity in Ajo. With generous support from the Freeport McMoRan Foundation and engagement from the Ajo District Chamber of Commerce, Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture and the International Sonoran Desert Alliance, the kickstarting process is already underway.