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State Economic Development Offices

Listed below is the main contact (department head) for each of the state offices responsible for economic development in our 17-state region.

Alabama

Greg Canfield

Secretary of Commerce

Alabama Department of Commerce

401 Adams Avenue, Suite 670, Montgomery, AL 36130-4106

(334) 242-0400

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Arkansas

Mike Preston

Executive Director

Arkansas Economic Development Commission

900 West Capitol, Ste. 400, Little Rock, AR 72201

(800) ARKANSAS

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Florida

Chris Hart IV

President & CEO

Enterprise Florida, Inc.

800 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1100, Orlando, FL 32803

(407) 956-5600


Georgia

Pat Wilson

Commissioner

Georgia Department of Economic Development

75 5th Street NW, Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA 30308

(404) 962-4000

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Kansas

Antonio J. Soave

Secretary of Commerce

Kansas Department of Commerce

1000 SW Jackson Street, Ste. 100, Topeka, KS 66612

(785) 296-3481

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Kentucky

Terry R. Gill

Secretary

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Old Capitol Annex, 300 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-7670

Fax: (502) 564-1535

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Louisiana

Donald Pierson Jr.

Secretary of Economic Development

Louisiana Department of Economic Development

P.O. Box 94185, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9185

(225) 342-5388

Fax: (225) 342-9095

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Maryland

Julie Woepke

Executive Director

Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development

World Trade Center, 401 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 767-6301

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Mississippi

Glenn McCullough Jr.

Executive Director

Mississippi Development Authority (MDA)

P.O. Box 849, Jackson, MS 39205

(601) 359-3449

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Missouri

Mike Downing

CEcD, Director

Missouri Department of Economic Development

Box 1157, Jefferson City, MO, 65102

(573) 751-4770

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North Carolina

Anthony M. Copeland

Secretary of Commerce

North Carolina Department of Commerce

301 North Wilmingtion Street, 4301 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4301

(919) 814-4600


Oklahoma

Deby Snodgrass

Executive Director and Secretary Of Commerce and Tourism

Oklahoma Department of Commerce

P.O. Box 26980, Oklahoma City, OK 73126

(405) 815-5148 OR (405) 815-5306

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South Carolina

Robert M. “Bobby” Hitt, III

Secretary

South Carolina Department of Commerce

1201 Main Street, Suite 1600, Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 737-0450

Fax: (803) 737-0894


Tennessee

Randy Boyd

Commissioner

TN Department of Economic and Community Development

312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 27th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243

(615) 741-1888


Texas

Bryan Daniel

Executive Director

Governor's Office of Economic Development & Tourism

P.O. Box 12428, Austin, TX 78711

(512)-936-0100

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Virginia

Todd Haymore

Secretary of Commerce and Trade

P.O. Box 1475, Richmond, VA 23218

(804) 786-7831

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West Virginia

Keith Burdette

Secretary of Commerce/Executive Director

West Virginia Development Office, State Capitol Complex, Building 6, Charleston, WV 25305-0311

(304) 558-2234

Fax: (304) 558-1189

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