The City of Roanoke Department of Economic Development has announced that Marc Nelson has joined the staff as Special Projects Coordinator. Nelson previously served as Development Services Liaison with the City of Savannah, Georgia Development Services Department.
The redevelopment of existing properties and new highly visible development initiatives will be led by Nelson. He will also be charged with the development and implementation of programs for new, existing and emerging businesses in technology and innovation-oriented sectors.
With more than seven years of experience in local and state government, Nelson most recently coordinated development efforts for four City of Savannah capital projects totaling over $50 million – including installation of $4.5 million in public utilities for a mixed-income, mixed use development replacing the City’s oldest public housing community.
“We recognized the need in the department to fill the Special Projects Coordinator position and are excited Marc will be a part of our team. He will make an impact by providing expertise in the construction arena and budgeting process to streamline and move our many projects along effectively and efficiently,” said Rob Ledger, Economic Development Manager.
Nelson holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a Masters of Public Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government. He is a native of Long Island, New York.
The City of Roanoke Department of Economic Development is charged with fostering stable economic growth in the City of Roanoke and providing continuous improvements to the quality of life for its citizens. The Department seeks to implement innovative workforce and business retention, expansion and recruitment practices and the promotion of strategic asset developments city-wide to ensure a diverse and vibrant community and economy.