Charleston business alliance chief named a Top 50 developer

Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) President and CEO David Ginn has been named one of North America's top 50 economic developers by site-selection consultants in a recent survey by Consultant Connect, a networking program for economic developers and site selectors, the alliance said this week.


Charleston Regional Development Alliance President and CEO David Ginn   Contributed photo

Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) President and CEO David Ginn has been named one of North America's top 50 economic developers by site-selection consultants in a recent survey by Consultant Connect, a networking program for economic developers and site selectors, the alliance said this week.

“The list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers was developed as a way to acknowledge the work of these 50 economic-development leaders and elevate the conversation around best practices in the industry,” Ron Kitchens, managing partner of Consultant Connect, said.

Ginn was interviewed for Consultant Connect’s podcast, "The Ground Up: North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers," which aired on May 1.

“Each leader named is absolutely deserving of this recognition for the work they do every day to build their communities,” Kitchens said. “The insights they share on the podcast are invaluable and worth every minute of your time to listen in.”

 In the podcast, Ginn talked about some of the area’s noteworthy economic-development projects, including the community and state collaboration to bring Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner facility to North Charleston in 2009.

Ginn was previously CRDA’s executive vice president and project director before being named president and CEO in 2000. Today, he works with the region’s top business, government and academic leaders to shape and execute the region’s economic-development strategy and market the region as a globally competitive destination.

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