And the winners are…

DCI 40 under 40 WinnersWant to know who the rising stars are in economic development? Click here or view the slideshow for a full list of the industry’s top innovators, deal closers, job creators, investment attractors and marketing extraordinaires. What’s even more amazing about these rockstars? They’re all under 40.

Picked by a five-member selection committee the industry’s top 40 under 40 share with us their thoughts on the biggest challenge facing the economic development industry (can anyone say workforce?!) and their passion for places.

Each week we’ll feature a more in-depth profile of each economic developer, so keep coming back if you’re interested in learning more.


Rising Star of the Week

Claudia Zimmerman 40 Under 40Read about Claudia Zimmermann’s economic development efforts as Senior Project Manager of Economic Development for Alabama Power in Mobile County, Alabama.


40 Under 40: Passion for Places


40 Under 40: Key Demographics