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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

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


  • M.S. , Economic Development
    University of Southern Mississippi
  • B.A. , Political Science and Business
    University of Mississippi
  • M.A. , Political Science
    University of Memphis
  • master's degree , political science
    University of Memphis
  • master's degree , economic development
    University of Southern Mississippi
  • bachelor's degree , political science
    University of Mississippi
63 Total References
Web References
Contact | Irving Chamber, 21 Jan 2016 [cached]
Joey Grisham
Director of Business Recruitment -
Joey Grisham, director of business recruitment, is an economic development veteran with extensive experience in management, operations, economic development and recruiting. Grisham joined the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber in January 2015 after working in chamber leadership roles for more than 14 years.
Grisham is responsible for attracting and recruiting new businesses to the Irving-Las Colinas market, a market which includes six Fortune 500 global headquarters. He works closely with key partners including Chamber leadership, brokers and site selectors, existing firms, city officials and current Chamber members.
Before joining the Irving Chamber, Grisham served as the President and CEO of the Hutto Economic Development Corporation in the Austin, Texas area. Under his leadership, Hutto was selected as a finalist for the Tesla Gigafactory Project and land options were secured for a 1,200 acre rail megasite. His work was recognized by several national publications, including Fortune. In addition, he is quoted frequently in the Austin American-Statesman and The Dallas Morning News.
Grisham also served as the President of the Southeast Mississippi Economic Development Association, and has served in numerous economic development leadership roles across the southeast. Having worked as an economic development and retail consultant on projects in Texas, Wisconsin, Indiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Arizona, Grisham brings a unique understanding of the challenges facing companies looking to relocate and expand. Early in his career, Grisham was an intern for the Tennessee General Assembly and worked for a large global medical device firm.
Splenda, American Apparel, Tesla, EADS, HEB, Kroger, Shell, and Pioneer Aerospace are just a few of the companies Grisham has had the pleasure of working with on successful expansion and relocation projects.
Grisham holds a B.A. in Political Science and Business from the University of Mississippi, a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Memphis, and a M.S. in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi.
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.
Lake Granbury Area Economic Development Corporation, 23 Mar 2013 [cached]
Joey Grisham Executive Director
Joey has been in the Economic Development field for just over 11 years. Prior to entering the economic development field he worked as a Sales Support Analyst with Medtronic Sofamor Danek in Memphis, TN. His experience is diverse, having served as a local practitioner in Mississippi and suburban communities of Dallas-Ft. Worth. His consulting work includes retail market studies and economic development assessments in small and mid-sized communities throughout Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin, Georgia, Indiana, Arizona, and Tennessee. He has attained success in areas like business recruitment, business recruitment and expansion, start-up economic development organizations, retail market assessments, and building partnerships. Joey has also given retail presentations at state municipal league conferences and chambers of commerce.
He recently led a successful effort to keep Hood County out of the EPA's non-attainment category (one of only 2 counties out of 46 that was successful). He holds a B.A. from the University of Mississippi, a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Memphis, and a M.S. in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi and was a Legislative Intern with the Tennessee General Assembly. He and his wife, Shandy, have 2 children.
Granbury / Hood County, TX Economic Development, 12 Feb 2012 [cached]
Darrell Cockerham - Hood County Judge, Rickie Pratt - Granbury Mayor, Steve Berry - County Commissioner, Joey Grisham - EDC Executive Director, Mary Ward - Chairman of the Board, and Wayne McKethan - City Manager (Full Bio)
Joey Grisham
Executive Director
Joey Grisham
EDC Executive Director
Staff | Hutto EDC, 18 Oct 2014 [cached]
Joey Grisham
Grisham has 12 years of community and economic development experience. His most recent position was as Director of Lake Granbury Area EDC in Granbury, Texas. Prior to that, he held similar roles in Keller, Texas and Marion County, Mississippi. He also worked for a national retail /economic development consulting firm where he performed projects in Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and several cities in Texas. He has successfully marketed several communities for new business recruitment, retention, and expansion of existing businesses. The husband and father of two obtained a M.S. in economic development from the University of Southern Mississippi, a M.A. in political science from the University of Memphis, and a B.A. from the University of Mississippi. Grisham is also a member of Texas Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, International Economic Development Council, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
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