Jacksonville, Fla. – City of Dublin Economic Development Administrator Jeremiah Gracia has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 awards, the only award of its kind recognizing young talent in the economic development profession.
An independent six-member selection committee evaluated and chose the winners based on their exceptional contributions to the economic development industry. The award’s program was managed by Development Counsellors International (DCI), a New York-based firm that specializes in economic development marketing.
“Jeremiah is an extraordinary asset to the City of Dublin’s economic development team,” said Director of Economic Development Colleen Gilger. He recently helped the City launch a technology incentive program – 100-gig Dublink Transport in the City’s legacy office buildings at Metro Place and the PACE audits for our aging buildings. He has been a board member of Ohio Economic Development Association and served as president two years ago. We value his drive and determination to always want to be better – personally, professionally and as a team.”
“This award is a result of the great professional opportunities I’ve been provided by the City of Dublin,” said Gracia. “Our commitment to executing our economic development strategy is always at the forefront and I’m grateful for being part of the team.”
Gracia joined the City of Dublin’s Economic Development team in 2011 to focus on business retention and expansion programs and initiatives. He works closely with internal and external development partners to coordinate and facilitate development projects in the City.
DCI’s 40 Under 40 award was designed to discover the economic development profession’s rising stars.
“The people chosen by the selection committee represent a bright future for the economic development world,” said Andy Levine, president of DCI. “They are a new breed of results-driven place makers. We’re very pleased to see Jeremiah Gracia among the winners.”
“I was impressed by the energy and dedication of these developers,” said Zach Patton, Executive Editor at GOVERNING Magazine and 40 Under 40 selection committee member. “Their passion for good economic development really stood out in their smart innovations, thoughtful programs, and cool ideas.”
DCI officially announced the winners last night at an awards ceremony during the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit in Jacksonville and will feature an in-depth profile of each on its website during 2017.
For more information on DCI’s 40 Under 40 winners, visit www.aboutdci.com/40under40.
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Considered the leader in marketing places, Development Counsellors International (DCI) specializes in economic development and tourism marketing. The agency has worked for more than 400 cities, regions, states and countries since it was established in New York City in 1960. www.aboutdci.com