New City/CRA Economic Development Director Named

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - June 17, 2014 - PRLog -- The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), along with the City of Delray Beach, announced today that Joan K. Goodrich has been named City/Economic Development Director, effective Monday, June 23, 2014.

Goodrich will plan and and implement business and economic development programs and strategies jointly for the City and the CRA, with particular emphasis on the downtown and other business corridors within the City. Specific duties will include establishing and implementing business attraction and retention strategies, incentive programs, marketing, and workforce development.

“Joan brings decades of experience and a highly successful record to Delray Beach” said Diane Colonna, CRA Executive Director. “We are very pleased to welcome her to our economic development team.”

Goodrich has more than 25 years’ experience in business development, marketing and economic development. She previously led a recruiting team in the attraction, expansion and retention of 52 companies to the City of Coral Springs, resulting in more that $150 million in economic impact on the local economy, and the addition of $215 million in non-residential taxable value to the city. Goodrich brings leadership experience with particular expertise in areas such as fundraising and grants, c-level executive management and policy and development advocacy.

To learn more about other CRA projects and initiatives, visit the CRA website at or call the CRA office at (561) 276-8640.

Julie Mullen
Source:Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
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