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Matt McQuade

Matt McQuade

Managing Director, Business Development


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Role and Responsibilities
Matt McQuade joined the Columbus 2020 team in January 2011. As managing director, business development, Matt works to identify growing, market leading companies and works with them to locate in the Columbus Region.

Notable Projects
Among Matt's notable projects are SK Food Group's 2013 attraction that included the creation of more than 250 new jobs and zulily's 2014 expansion that included the creation of 900 new jobs.

Recent Recognitions
Top 50 Economic Developer of 2017 in North America, Consultant Connect

Past Experience
Ohio Sales Manager, Ohio Business Development Coalition
Site Selection Specialist, Ohio Department of Development

Community Involvement
Matt serves on the communications committee of the John Glenn Institute of Public Affairs.

Master of Public Administration, The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Arts in political science, The Ohio State University

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Why do you work in economic development?
There is never a dull moment in economic development. You are always learning about a new business or industry, and your work has a direct, tangible impact on the community in which you live.

Why do you live in the Columbus Region?
The Columbus Region is a vibrant, energetic community with limitless growth potential and activities for every taste—college and professional sports, thriving urban neighborhoods, world class golf and great restaurants.

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