August 12 - Economic Developers - East

Economic Developers

East Valley - Scottsdale, Mesa, Queen Creek, Gilbert

This Month's Sponsor is


Rebekah Morris

Owner & Founder, BEX


Rob Millar

Economic Development Director, City of Scottsdale

Rob serves as the City of Scottsdale Economic Development Director where he is responsible for overseeing all business attraction, retention, expansion and business development marketing initiatives for the City of Scottsdale. Rob has lead strategic efforts resulting in the capital investment of $353 million dollars and the creation and retention of nearly 9400 jobs resulting in a $13.7 billion dollar five-year total impact to the City of Scottsdale.


Bill Jabjiniak

Economic Development Director, City of Mesa

Bill serves as the City of Mesa Economic Development Director where he leads a team of professionals focused on business attraction, retention and expansion, entrepreneurship, redevelopment, and revitalization. Since Bill took the helm, the Office of Economic Development’s efforts have resulted in $5.9 billion dollars of capital investment and the creation and retention of more than 24,000 jobs in the City of Mesa.


Doreen Cott

Economic Development Director, Town of Queen Creek

Doreen Cott is the Economic Development Director for the Town of Queen Creek. She actively works to diversify and strengthen Queen Creek’s economic base through business attraction, a focus on small business development, support of entrepreneurs in the community and a robust tourism program. In addition to Economic Development, Doreen oversees the Town’s Real Estate Division and Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre. Doreen has been with the Town over fourteen years, and has been working in the economic development field for 22 years.

Economic Developers are at the forefront of attracting new business to their cities, and often times they come with new development projects. Come hear from Economic Developers in the East Valley and hear what they’re working on, how they’ve been adapting to the abrupt economic slowdown, and what they see coming in the near future.

Registration is Open!

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7:30 a.m.

Zoom Webinar Goes Live

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Virtual Networking

Location - Virtual

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