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Jay Brenchick will coordinate the county's efforts with those of other regional and state organizations.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Botetourt County's first economic development manager is a former New Hampshire economic development and film office executive.
Jay Brenchick will be the first full-time employee dedicated to economic development in the county, according to a county news release. Previously, economic development was handled jointly by county staff under the leadership of the county administrator.
Brenchick's job will be to work with the Roanoke Regional Partnership, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and other agencies to increase Botetourt business and bring in new ones.
Brenchick was previously director of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development Film and Television office, according to the news release. He was also a senior business development manager for the Economic Development Council of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce in Bradenton, Fla.
He starts his new job, which pays $68,000 a year, Sept. 9.
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