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Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 28, 2019) - Jason Giulietti, Vice President of Economic Development at the Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession's 40 Under 40 awards, the only award of its kind recognizing young talent in the economic development industry.

An independent five-member selection committee chose the winners from a pool of more than 170 qualified candidates based on their exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the economic development industry. The award's program was managed by Development Counsellors International (DCI), a New York-based firm that specializes in economic development marketing, and Jorgenson Consulting, a leading national executive search firm serving organizations in economic and community development industries.

 "Jason Giulietti's recognition is well deserved for the jobs and growth he brought to Connecticut," said Adriana Cruz, President of the Greater San Marcos Partnership. "The Greater San Marcos region is fortunate to now have one of the country's top economic development professionals serve our communities in the heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor."

Giulietti has a career spanning more than a decade in economic development and public policy. Prior to joining GSMP, Giulietti was the Vice President of Business Recruitment for The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. During his time in Connecticut, Giulietti was selected as a 40 Under 40 recipient for both Connecticut Magazine and the Hartford Business Journal. In addition, Giulietti was nationally recognized by Consultant Connect as one of the top 50 economic developers in the country.

"The 40 Under 40 Award is designed to identify the economic development profession's rising stars. These young economic development professionals represent the future of our industry," said Julie Curtin, president of DCI's economic development practice. "The selection committee had a challenge selecting only 40 winners, but we are delighted by the smarts, initiative and game-changing mindset represented in these finalists. Economic development is in good hands with these young leaders, and Jason Giulietti is certainly no exception," Curtin added.

"The achievements of these talented and committed professionals show that economic development has an awesome future," said Todd Jorgenson, managing director and principal of Jorgenson Consulting, Inc. "Partnering with DCI this year to recognize these passionate young men and women has been an honor. Congratulations to each of them."

"The awardees this year embodied passion for the profession and a commitment to excellence, innovation and place-making," said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and 40 Under 40 selection committee member. "The field of economic development is evolving and we're seeing many people rise up to assure this profession is on the edge and inclusive. Congrats to the new class of 40 Under 40."

DCI and Jorgenson officially announced the winners Sunday, January 27, at an awards reception during the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Media Contacts:

John Ellis | Director of Marketing & Communications | Greater San Marcos Partnership
O: (512) 393-3406 | C: (512) 781-3065 | E: johne@greatersanmarcostx.com

Susan Brake | Vice President | DCI
O: 859.445.1671 | Esusan.brake@aboutdci.com

About the Greater San Marcos Partnership
The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) is the 501c6 regional economic development organization serving the city of San Marcos, and Hays and Caldwell Counties focused on positioning the region for a wider diversity of quality jobs with higher wages. The GSMP mission is to increase economic opportunities for all in the heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor.

About DCI
Considered the leader in marketing places, Development Counsellors International (DCI) specializes in economic development and tourism marketing. The agency has worked for more than 500 cities, regions, states and countries since it was established in New York City in 1960. www.aboutdci.com

About Jorgenson Consulting
Jorgenson Consulting has worked diligently over the past 25 years to establish itself as a premier national executive search firm. With a focus on the fields of non-profit, economic and community development, they partner with clients to help them identify and secure the highest caliber of executive talent. www.jci-inc.net

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