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Director of Business Recruitment

Phone: (214) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.com
5201 N. O'Connor Blvd., Suite 100
Irving , Texas 75039
United States

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    Marion County Development Partnership
  • Board Member
  • Board Member
    Lake Granbury Area EDC


  • M.S. , Economic Development
    University of Southern Mississippi
  • B.A.
    University of Mississippi
  • M.A. , Political Science
    University of Memphis
  • Bachelor of Arts degree
    Ole Miss
  • Master of Science degree
    University of Southern Mississippi
  • Master of Arts degree , Political Science
    University of Memphis
  • masters degree , economic development
61 Total References
Web References
Contact | Irving Chamber, 27 Mar 2015 [cached]
Joey Grisham
Director of Business Recruitment -
Joey Grisham serves as Director of Business Recruitment for the Chamber and joined the staff in January 2015. He is responsible for the attraction and recruitment of new businesses to the Irving-Las Colinas market and works closely with key partners including chamber leadership, brokers and site selectors, existing firms, and city officials. His most recent position before joining the Chamber was President/CEO of the Hutto Economic Development Corporation in the Austin, Texas market, where he led the city to being a finalist for the Tesla Gigafactory Project and helped secure a 1,200 acre rail megasite. He was included in articles by several national publications including Fortune.
He served in other economic development leadership roles in Marion County, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; and Lake Granbury-Hood County, Texas. Joey also worked as an economic development/retail consultant and performed projects in multiple states including Texas, Wisconsin, Indiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Arizona. He was in intern for Tennessee General Assembly and served as President of the Southeast Mississippi Economic Development Association. Over the course of his 14-year economic development career, he has worked with companies like Splenda, American Apparel, Tesla, EADS, and Pioneer Aerospace on expansion and relocation projects.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Business from the University of Mississippi, a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Memphis, and a Master of Science degree in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi. He and his wife have two children.
"This is a game-changer site," said ..., 20 Aug 2015 [cached]
"This is a game-changer site," said Joey Grisham, president of the Hutto Economic Development Corp.
Hutto didn't have an available 5 million-square-foot building, but Grisham said the community submitted a proposal to build on several hundred acres.
Grisham said he could get Taylor to help enlarge Hutto's original proposal of several hundred acres.
Grisham said Hutto-Taylor had put together a package of tax abatements and rebates worth $800 million to $900 million over 20 years. It had spent $20,000 for an option on the 1,200-plus acres.
The only upfront money would be whatever the state offered from the Texas Enterprise Fund.
"We knew no one was going to give $500 million upfront," Grisham said.
Nevada provided a $1.3 billion package, including tax breaks that will allow Tesla to operate the factory virtually tax-free for years.
"I don't view it as a loss because look at the exposure we're going to get," Grisham said. "This is the biggest project talked about in the world."
He said the Hutto-Taylor partnership is trying to extend the options on the land and is approaching investors to buy the land - at a cost of $20 million - to keep the megasite together for a game-changing project.
Joey Grisham Enlarge ..., 16 Jan 2015 [cached]
Joey Grisham Enlarge Photo
Joseph Grisham is the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce's new economic development director.
Joseph "Joey" Grisham becomes the chamber's economic development director, replacing John Bonnot, who left in July for a similar position with Frisco Economic Development Corp.
"The experience and insight that Joey possesses - from working with the governor's office on multi-billion-dollar deals, to supporting small businesses - uniquely qualify him for this position."
Grisham had been president/CEO of the Hutto Economic Development Corp., which had a massive development site north of Austin under consideration for last summer's coveted prize - Tesla's battery factory. The California electric car maker eventually selected Reno, Nevada, for the $5 billion plant that could one day employ 6,500.
While in Hutto, Grisham helped establish two new economic development organizations and assisted 20 companies with expansions totaling $300 million. He also secured more than $2 million in grants and developed new incentives policies.
Grisham previously held leadership roles for the Lake Granbury (Texas) Economic Development Corporation, the Mobile (Alabama) Chamber of Commerce, and the Marion County (Mississippi) Development Partnership.
"Irving has so many unique assets and opportunities already in the pipeline," he said.
Mississippi Chambers & Economic Development, 22 Dec 2010 [cached]
Joey Grisham, President/CEO Box 272 Second Street, Suite 2 Columbia, MS 39429 Phone: 601-736-6385 Fax 601-736-6392 E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.
City Services - Keller City Limits [cached]
From the City Website: Joey Grisham was recently named Keller's new Economic Development Director. He will begin his duties with the City on Sept. 15 with an annual base salary of $85,000. Grisham brings with him a wealth of economic development experience. He began his career in Columbia, Miss., serving as Director of the Marion [...]
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