Tuesday, November 22, 2011

City Hires EconDev Projects Coordinator

Marc Nelson
The City of Roanoke Department of Economic Development today announced Marc Nelson has joined the staff as Special Projects Coordinator. Nelson previously served as development services liaison with the City of Savannah, Georgia, Development Services Department. City Manager Chris Morrow came to Roanoke from Savannah.

The redevelopment of existing properties and new highly visible development initiatives will be led by Nelson.  He will also be charged with the development and implementation of programs for new, existing and emerging businesses in technology and innovation-oriented sectors. 

With more than 7 years of experience in local and state government, Nelson most recently coordinated development efforts for four City of Savannah capital projects totaling over $50 million, including installation of a $4.5 million in public utilities for Sustainable Fellwood, a mixed-income, mixed use development replacing the City’s oldest public housing community.

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