NE Tarrant County, TX
Craig and his team are responsible for facilitating business start-up, expansion and retention by promoting the City to the business, real estate, investment and development sectors. His department proactively pursues target industries by providing value-added services that encourage North Richland Hills as a place for expansion and investment. Recognized by the International Economic Development Council, Craig is one of 1,110 Certified Economic Developers worldwide. He is an active member in the Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce, Texas Economic Development Council and sits on the board of the Northeast Leadership Forum. Most recently, Craig has become an Organizer for 1 Million Cups NE Tarrant County. Each year, Craig hosts a 6 part series called “Hands on Business Planning” where businesses go to develop and fine-tune their business plan. A native of Orange County, California (do not hold that against him), Craig has been with the City since 2008. In addition to over 15 years of Economic Development experience, he spent 10 years with Verizon across various marketing roles. A graduate of Long Beach State with a Master’s in Public Administration, Craig also has an advanced degree in Economic Development from the University of Oklahoma.