Jay Foran Top Economic Developer

Team NEO’s Jay Foran Named One of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers

ForanConsultant Connect, a consulting agency that bridges the gap between economic developers and site consultants, named Jay Foran, senior vice president, business attraction for Team NEO, one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. The professionals selected for the list were nominated by their colleagues in both the economic development industry and the site consultant community for excellent practices, innovation and success in building the communities they serve.

“Being selected for this list is a great honor,” said Foran. “Economic development is a team sport that requires many talented and dedicated players. Being recognized by peers and site selection professionals for the work we do to advance Northeast Ohio’s economy is truly gratifying.”

Foran and his team, in partnership with local economic development organizations, JobsOhio and the state of Ohio, have assisted in the attraction of companies such as Alexander Mann, Ambaflex, Borgers, Exterran, Nestle USA, Steel Warehouse, Valerus and more. He has been with the organization since 2007.

“The list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers was developed as a way to acknowledge the work of these 50 economic development leaders and elevate the conversation around best practices in the industry,” said Ron Kitchens, managing partner of Consultant Connect. “Each leader named is absolutely deserving of this recognition for the work they do every day to build their communities.”

Along with the honor of being recognized as a top performing economic developer, Foran also will be featured on a podcast that will share his insights and experiences in Northeast Ohio as well as what makes the region unique and attractive for business opportunities.

For more information about North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers or to subscribe to the weekly podcast, visit http://consultantconnect.org/category/econdev-podcast/. The podcast series is also available via iTunes by searching “From The Ground Up: North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers.”

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