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Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation Announces New President & CEO

Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation's (Jeffco EDC) Board of Directors appoints Sam Bailey as the organization's next President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 3, 2017.

Jeffco EDC's Board of Directors announced today that it has appointed Sam Bailey as the new President and CEO.

“We are very excited to have an experienced, energetic and well established professional take over leadership of our organization. Sam brings with him many years of international, state and local economic development expertise from his experience with Colorado's Office of Economic Development and International.. Sam also opens the doors to many opportunities for Jefferson County through the strong relationships he developed in his former role, across the globe and across the state of Colorado," said Jeffco EDC's Board Chairman John Moore. "It was important to go through an extensive recruiting process to make absolutely sure we had the right individual in place to lead Jeffco EDC. Sam possesses the leadership and relationship expertise we need in a leader. We are confident in our selection of Sam as our President and CEO,” Moore added. 

"I am thrilled to carry on Jeffco EDC's legacy as a leading community organization. Working in partnership with the EDC's board, investors, and stakeholders, Jefferson County is well-positioned for significant growth," Bailey said.
Bailey joins Jeffco EDC from the Governor's Office of Economic Development and International Trade where he oversaw international and domestic business recruitment, retention, and expansion. During his time at the state, Bailey supported the recruitment and expansion of companies adding over 16,000 jobs in Colorado.    

About Jeffco EDC

Jeffco EDC is the oldest economic development organization in Colorado. The organization concentrates on creating, expanding, and retaining high-paying primary jobs that fuel the economic health and vitality of Jefferson County.  Jeffco EDC is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of local business leaders and elected officials. For more information please call 303.202.2965 or visit our website at

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