Lake Ozark, MO (June 14, 2017) – Jessica Craig, Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County, Sedalia, was elected president of the Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC) at the organization’s Annual Conference. As president for the coming year, Craig will lend her expertise in promoting regional collaboration, entrepreneurship and community based economic development to the organization’s members and community leaders around the state. She also will join the Missouri Partnership board.
“It is my privilege to represent the professional economic developers around the state as we work with our communities to promote the success and growth of our existing businesses and advancing additional economic opportunity”, Craig commented. “Not only is Missouri a great place to live, it is a great place to do business. Economic activity is stronger than it has been in over 10 years. Missouri is poised to capitalize upon this momentum and I look forward to leading MEDC as we grow our communities, both small and large, to promote business development and add jobs!”
Craig has been an active member of MEDC since 2004 and has served in many capacities including Director-At-Large, Treasurer, Secretary, District 4 Co-Chair, Co-Chair of the Conference Planning Committee and President-Elect. “We look forward to Jessica’s role as President of the Missouri Economic Development Council”, stated MEDC Executive Director Pat Amick. “She is highly respected by fellow development professionals from across the state and brings the necessary collaboration skills to continually advance Missouri’s economic development strategies.”
Jessica leads the economic development efforts in Sedalia and Pettis County as Executive Director of Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County. She is entering her 14th year in the profession with experiences in statewide, regional and local economic and workforce development organizations. With specialization in business incentives, business recruitment, business expansion & retention, entrepreneurship and industry-specific initiatives, this foundation provides a great base of tools and best practices in economic development. She is actively engaged in continued professional development and education. She is working toward becoming a certified economic development professional through the International Economic Development Council. Jessica holds Bachelor Degrees in Accounting and Finance, from Missouri Valley College.