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Background Information

Employment History

Director Of Economic Development
Carbon County Economic Development Corporation

Executive Director
Carbon County Economic Development Corporation

Director of Regional Competitiveness
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

Affiliations

Board Member
Carbon County Economic Development Corporation

Board Member
Lehigh Valley Inter-regional Networking & Connecting

Board Member
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

Education

degree
Broadcasting
San Francisco State University


Master's program
Pennsylvania State University and Economic Development

Web References (63 Total References)


Staff

www.carbonecon.com, 22 May 2013 [cached]

Dawn Ferrante Executive Director

Dawn is the Executive Director of the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation and also has a dual role as the Director for the Carbon County Economic Development Department. She has held both positions since February of 2009. Dawn is responsible for supporting local businesses, attracting new business, and developing entrepreneurs in Carbon County. Prior to her role in Economic Development, Dawn was a business and technology consultant and was a project manager on large implementations for Verizon, AT&T, and many other Fortune 500 clients for more than 17 years.
Prior to working in the corporate world, Dawn owned her own business in San Francisco for five years and participated in an Entrepreneurship program (www.rencenter.org) that gave her training and financing to get her business going. Dawn is a strong proponent of entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy, especially in smaller rural areas. Dawn is looking to bring an entrepreneurship coaching program to Carbon County (and surrounding Counties) that works to develop the capabilities of small business owners.
Dawn has a degree in Broadcasting from San Francisco State University and began her career in the multimedia industry in the Bay Area developing educational and game titles. She is also currently enrolled in the Master's program at Pennsylvania State University in Community and Economic Development. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association and well as the International Economic Development Council where she is participating in a coaching program for economic developers.
Originally from California, she has lived in Denver, CO and Bridgewater, NJ prior to moving to Pennsylvania where she has resided since 2002.


Economic Development Staff Directory Lehigh Valley | Economic Development Staff Directory Allentown | Economic Development Staff Directory Bethlehem | Economic Development Staff Directory Easton | LVEDC

www.lehighvalley.org, 25 July 2015 [cached]

Dawn Ferrante Director, Regional Competitiveness 610-266-6633

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Ms. Ferrante coordinates the organization's business retention and expansion efforts throughout the Lehigh Valley. In her duties she identifies opportunities for growth within industries that have clustered throughout the region and addressing the challenges those and other companies face. She works with all of LVEDC's partners in the two counties and meets directly with business leaders to aid their retention and expansion efforts. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications Arts from San Francisco State University.


Dawn ...

www.linc-lv.com, 24 April 2015 [cached]

Dawn Ferrante Director, Regional Competitiveness Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation


Dawn Ferrante Lehigh ...

www.lehighvalleychamber.org, 21 Mar 2015 [cached]

Dawn Ferrante Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. 610-266-6633


Board of directors

www.carbonecon.com, 22 May 2013 [cached]

Dawn Ferrante, Secretary/Executive Director Carbon County Economic Development Corporation

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Dawn is the Executive Director of the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation and has been in the position since February of 2009. In this role, Dawn is responsible for supporting local businesses, attracting new business, and developing entrepreneurs in Carbon County. Dawn has a background in business and technology consulting and provided project management and user interface design on large implementations for Verizon, AT&T, and many other Fortune 500 clients.
Prior to working in the corporate world, Dawn owned her own business in San Francisco for five years and participated in an Entrepreneurship program (www.rencenter.org) that gave her training and financing to get her business going. Dawn is a strong proponent of entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy, especially in smaller rural areas.
Dawn has a degree in Broadcasting from San Francisco State University and began her career in the multimedia industry in the Bay Area developing educational and game titles. She is also currently enrolled in the Master's program at Pennsylvania State University in Community and Economic Development.
Dawn still does consulting for corporations outside Carbon County, providing Strategic Planning and business assistance.

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