The Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. announces vice president of economic development

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) is pleased to announce that Sam Bailey will join the organization as its vice president of economic development beginning on August 7, 2017.

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Bailey most recently served as president and Chief Executive Officer of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation in Golden, where he managed a team of four staff members, led business recruitment and expansion activities, and enhanced public and private sector engagement in the community’s economic development efforts.

Previously, Bailey worked as a senior manager of global business development for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, where he managed recruitment and expansion deals totaling $220 million in performance-based incentives supporting the creation of more than 14,400 net new jobs. In addition, he advised legislators and economic development stakeholders on business engagement, proactive recruitment strategies, and process improvement for statewide business development efforts.

“We are truly excited to have Sam Bailey joining our team. His energy and experience combined with his drive for innovation will help transform our work supporting economic vitality throughout Colorado and in the Metro Denver region in particular,” said J. J. Ament, Metro Denver EDC CEO. “He has the right combination of local expertise and international initiative.”

In his new role, Bailey will manage economic development efforts and develop strategic initiatives to expand the Metro Denver region’s economic competitiveness and ability to attract leading industries and talented workers.

Bailey serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors for Colorado Companies to Watch and serves as a Professional Development Mentor and Board Member of the Regis University Young Alumni Board.

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