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Director of Business Recruitment

Irving Chamber
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


  • 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
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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.
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
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.
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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