ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As managing director of business development, Matt works to identify where growth is occurring, whether within an industry sector, particular type of operation or specific company. He is responsible for creating opportunities for the Columbus Region to compete for and win new jobs and investment by creating visibility for the market and putting together a business case that demonstrates the Columbus Region’s competitiveness.
Matt has worked in economic development for 10 years at the state and regional level in various roles, including sales, marketing and project management.
NOTABLE EXPANSION PROJECTS
The attraction of Amazon Web Services data centers, resulting in a $1.1 billion investment and creation of 120 new jobs
The attraction of Facebook’s data center, resulting in $750 million in investment and 75 new jobs.
The expansion of zulily into the Columbus Region, resulting in 1,750 new jobs.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
40 Under 40, Columbus Business First, 2018
Top 50 Economic Developer, Consultant Connect, 2017