The Growth Alliance For Greater Evansville has promoted Business Development Director Chris Kinnett to president. Prior to joining GAGE in 2013, he led economic development organizations in Perry, Johnson and Knox counties. March 9, 2015
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville announces that Chris Kinnett has been named president of the economic development organization, effective today.
Kinnett has more than 25+ years of experience in economic development, including terms at both the Johnson County Development Corporation, the Knox County Development Corporation and the Indiana Port Commission before joining the Growth Alliance in early 2013 as Business Development Director.
“Kinnett's prior experiences, knowledge of local economic development, and proven success during his time with the Growth Alliance, make him an ideal candidate for the positon,” said Growth Alliance Chairman, Alfonso Vidal. “We anticipate a nearly seamless transition with him, and look forward to exploring new horizons in economic development for the community.”
As the Business Development Director at the Growth Alliance, Kinnett worked with area businesses to enhance their strengths and opportunities while continuing to work toward attracting new businesses into Evansville/Vanderburgh County, IN.
In his new role as President, Kinnett is looking forward to continuing strong working relationships with regional partners at the Economic Development Coalition and the Southwest Indiana Chamber. He will continue to attract new business into Vanderburgh County and work closely with existing industries looking to expand operations in the future. Supporting efforts that encourage entrepreneurs and small business development will also continue under Kinnett’s leadership.
ABOUT THE GROWTH ALLIANCE FOR GREATER EVANSVILLE
The mission of the Growth Alliance is to: Drive and support economic development activities that provide positive economic impact and sustainable growth; through attraction and expansion of investment and new jobs, retention of existing jobs, and incubation of new innovation-based businesses in the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
Source: The Growth Alliance For Greater Evansville