As senior vice president of economic development, Matt is focused on driving continuous improvement in the organization’s business development performance and aligning domestic, international, and existing industry outreach strategies. He engages with Columbus 2020’s network of national site consultants and conducts international business development missions.
Matt has spent 17 years working in economic development, with international experience in Japan, China, Korea, Italy and Germany. He also worked directly within the real estate industry.
Honda, Discover, American Howa, Axium Plastics, and Goodyear
Top 50 Economic Developer, Consultant Connect, 2016
Why do you live in the Columbus Region?
Pure luck. Living in the Columbus Region wasn’t part of my original plan following college, but it is now the place my family and I will always call home.
Why do you work in economic development?
One of my favorite things is to meet someone who works for a Columbus Region company that our team helped locate or expand. When you hear those stories, you realize firsthand the impact of economic development.