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Alliance Hires Its First Vice President Focused On Business Retention & Expansion

The Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance (the Alliance) is very pleased to announce the hiring of Amy Jordan as Vice President of Business Development & Customer Relationship Management. This position is the organization’s first of its kind as part of a new business retention & expansion program. “Jordan was our top choice for this important new position and we are delighted to have her joining us” says Alliance Interim President & CEO, Steve Herbert. 

Amy Jordan previously served as Director of Economic Development for James City County. Jordan led the Office of Economic Development working in all areas of development for the county, including industrial, mixed-use, office, hospitality and retail, along with the county's tourism efforts. She also served on the board of the Greater Williamsburg Partnership and Launchpad Business Incubator.

As Vice President of Business Development & Customer Relationship Management, Jordan will lead the organization’s business retention and expansion program and will oversee and enhance internal outreach programs. Jordan will work closely with the Alliance’s 11 member localities to develop messaging and tactics that encourage businesses to expand in Hampton Roads.

Jordan is a Hampton Roads native and has extensive experience in the field of economic development in the region. Prior to joining James City County, Jordan served as the City of Hampton's Redevelopment Manager, administering the coordination of public and private investment in strategic areas of the City. She coordinated over $1 billion in public and private investment in Hampton and managed several strategic projects, including the redevelopment of Coliseum Mall into Peninsula Town Center, the expansion of the Sentara CarePlex campus area and the completion of the Power Plant of Hampton Roads development, along with numerous commercial, residential, recreation and infrastructure projects. Jordan also worked in the Planning Departments of Suffolk and Newport News.

In 2006, Jordan was recognized by the Daily Press as one of ten leading young business women under the age of thirty on the Virginia Peninsula. In 2013, she was an Inside Business Top 40 under 40, as a result of her accomplishments in economic development in the Hampton Roads region. Jordan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Christopher Newport University, followed by a Master of Public Administration from Regent University.

Jordan shared her excitement about her new role with the following statement: 

“I am honored to join the Alliance team dedicated to strengthening the economic vitality of Hampton Roads.  I look forward to developing greater relationships with our existing assets and industries and coordinating with our local partners to identify new ways to help businesses be successful and grow in our region.“

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Amy Jordan to the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance professional team. Additional inquiries can be directed to Steve Herbert, Alliance Interim President & CEO at rsherbert@hreda.com.

 
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