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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Mar 30, 2020

Develop This! is proud to launch a new series of shows to help working economic developers gain a better understanding of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact nationwide.

In the coming weeks, we will be interviewing the members of our newly formed Develop This! Contributing Experts team. The best group of economic development professionals in the country have been assembled to share:

-What is happening in their areas?
-How are their areas responding?
-Tips to maximize effectiveness during this challenging time

Today's episode continues with Lara Fritts, CEcD, President & CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership (GRP).

GRP is the lead regional economic development organization for the Richmond, Virginia region. She is a certified economic developer with over 25 years of experience at the city and regional level in both the public and private sector. She previously worked in Salt Lake City and throughout the DC/Maryland/Virginia region. She serves on the board of directors of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.

Lara’s Specialties:

  • Finance / TIFs
  • Office space need / real estate
  • Affordable housing
  • Bioscience
  • Working with local governments to streamline permitting

Connect with Lara Fritts