Jay Foran Top Economic Developer

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

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

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

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