New City/CRA Economic Development Director Named in Delray Beach

New City/CRA Economic Development Director Named in Delray Beach

14:28 01 August in Press Room
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The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the City of Delray Beach announced that Joan K. Goodrich has been named City/CRA Economic Development Director, effective this past June 23.

Goodrich has more than 25 years’ experience in business development, marketing and economic development. She brings experience with particular expertise in areas such as fundraising and grants, c-level executive management and policy and development advocacy. Goodrich previously led a recruiting team in the attraction, expansion and retention of 52 companies to the City of Coral Springs, resulting in more than $150 million in economic impact on the local economy, and the addition of $215 million in non-residential taxable value to the city.

“Joan brings decades of experience and a highly successful record to Delray Beach,” said Diane Colonna, CRA Executive Director. “We are very pleased to welcome her to our economic
development team.”

Joan Goodrich earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stetson University. Professional affiliations and leadership experience include Executive Director, March of Dimes Foundation (2010-2013), Executive Vice-President, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Economic Development Alliance (2000-2010) and Executive Director, Coral Springs Economic Development Foundation (1993-1999).

Goodrich will plan and implement business and economic development programs and strategies jointly for the City and the CRA, with particular emphasis on the downtown and other business corridors within the City. Specific duties will include establishing and implementing business attraction and retention strategies, incentive programs, marketing and workforce
development.