Jasper County economic development begins search for next leader
The Jasper County Economic Development Organization has announced Executive Director Stephen Eastridge will step down from his post in March and transition into the private sector. JCEDO has launched a search for his replacement.
Eastridge joined the organization in November of 2017.
The organization says during his time at the helm, the county has seen approximately $800 million in new investment and the creation of 374 jobs.
JCEDO says some of the notable projects include New Jersey-based Inteplast investing $20 million and hiring 70 at the AmTopp plant in Remington. He was also involved Genova Plastics purchasing the former Rensselaer Plastics property and investing $5 million and hiring 89 in Rensselaer.
“I’d like to thank Stephen for his many significant contributions to JCEDO over the last 5 years. During his tenure, we faced many challenges and Stephen met them head-on with the utmost class and professionalism,” said Remington Town Manager and former JCEDO Board Chair Jonathon Cripe. “Stephen leaves the organization in a much better place than when we hired him, and for that, I will forever be thankful to him.”
JCEDO says it plans to have a new executive director in place this spring.