The field of economic development requires passion, vision, and dedication to make a meaningful impact. One person who exemplifies these qualities is Kevin Johnson, the President and CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC). With years of experience in economic development across various regions, Johnson’s commitment to creating transformational opportunities for Detroit’s residents, businesses, and investors is unparalleled.
The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) is a nonprofit organization and the city’s leading economic development agency. The DEGC’s primary mission is to attract new businesses, create jobs, and advance Detroit’s economy for all its residents. The organization works with local and national companies to provide economic incentives, technical assistance, and real estate development services to support their growth and expansion in Detroit. The DEGC’s strategic initiatives and innovative solutions have helped to attract billions of dollars in investment and create thousands of new jobs in the city. With a diverse team representative of the communities it serves, DEGC is committed to inclusive economic development and reducing the inequality that can act as a barrier to economic opportunity.
At DEGC, Johnson leads a team at the forefront of Detroit’s economic revitalization. As the city’s economic development catalyst, the organization is dedicated to attracting investment, creating jobs, and advancing Detroit’s economy for all residents. This mission is particularly crucial in a city that has faced significant economic challenges in recent decades, including population decline and disinvestment.
What sets Johnson apart is his dedication to inclusive economic development. With a diverse team and representatives of their communities, DEGC is working to reduce inequality and remove barriers to economic opportunity. Johnson understands that economic development cannot be successful unless it benefits everyone, and he is committed to creating a more equitable Detroit.
Johnson’s passion for economic development is evident in his track record of success. Prior to joining DEGC, he served in senior leadership roles at Invest Atlanta, The St. Joe Company, Research Triangle Park, and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in attracting new businesses, creating jobs, and promoting economic growth in the regions he has served.
With Johnson at the helm, DEGC is well-positioned to continue driving Detroit’s economic growth and prosperity. His vision and dedication to inclusive economic development make a real difference in the lives of Detroit’s residents and create a brighter future for the city.
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