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Economic Development

5800 Shier Rings Road
Dublin, Ohio, USA 43016






Our Team

Colleen M. Gilger

CEcD, Director of Economic Development

Colleen Gilger is the City of Dublin’s Economic Development Director. She has served the City’s Economic Development office since 2003; and in its Community Relations office from 1997-2003.

Colleen leads the City’s economic development initiatives and over sees the City’s economic development administrators.

According to City Manager Dana McDaniel, Colleen has helped build many of the City’s economic development incentive and broadband programs. In addition she has well-established relationships and networks in the regional business, real estate and development communities.

Colleen holds the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

Colleen’s favorite place outside work is just about any soccer field cheering on her two daughters. Originally from Cleveland, Colleen has a tried and true love-hate relationship with all Cleveland sporting teams.

Jeremiah L. Gracia

CEcD, Economic Development Administrator

Jeremiah 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.

Prior to joining the City of Dublin, Jeremiah worked for the Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development team in Findlay, Ohio.

Jeremiah currently serves as a Board Member for the Ohio Economic Development Association.

Jeremiah’s favorite place to be other than work is Comerica Park cheering on the Detroit Tigers.

Rachel Ray

AICP, Economic Development Administrator

Rachel Ray began her career at the City of Dublin as an intern in 2007 and was hired as a Planner in 2008. After 8 years in the Planning Department working on significant development projects including the Bridge Street District, Rachel transitioned to the City’s Economic Development Division in July 2015, where she is excited to work on adding vibrancy to Dublin’s great places with Dublin’s corporate citizens and talented workforce.

Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Masters of City and Regional Planning, both from the Ohio State University. Rachel is currently serving her second term as Treasurer for the Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association Board of Trustees. She is also a graduate of Leadership Dublin Class of 2013.

Rachel is an avid reader, runner, foodie, and world traveler, and she has a passion for creating and sustaining great places. Since her first day with the City of Dublin, she has learned that great places depend on a healthy economic climate. From mixed-use, urban environments to high-tech business clusters, she understands that the relationship between economic vitality and sense of place is critical and requires thoughtful planning and cultivation of relationships.

Kyle M. Kridler

MPA, Economic Development Administrator

Kyle Kridler originally joined the City of Dublin as an Intern in the Office of the City Manager in 2010. Since then, he has served as the Management Assistant with the City of Westerville, then came back to Dublin in 2014. He made a transition from the City Manager’s Office and  joined Dublin’s Economic Development Team in February of 2016.

Kyle has a passion for public service and thrives on innovative partnerships and programs that help to make Dublin such a special place. He is excited to make an impact on the community, build new relationships, partner with businesses and continue to serve the residents and businesses of Dublin.

Away from the office, Kyle loves exploring new places with family and friends, whether that is a new restaurant, sports venue or a road trip. During the fall, you can find a direct correlation between Kyle’s emotions and his beloved Pennsylvania football teams.