Economic development director to speak to Trussville Chamber
By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — Economic Development Association of Alabama Executive Director Jim Searcy will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, June 19 Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. The luncheon is $17.
Searcy was named executive director in July 2013 after serving as the executive director of the Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance. Searcy previously served as vice president for business and industry retention with the Birmingham Business Alliance. He has served as vice president of marketing for the Birmingham Metropolitan Development Board.
Searcy began his career in economic development as a project manager with the Alabama Department of Commerce. He has served as a board member and executive committee member of the Economic Development Association of Alabama. He previously served on the executive committee of the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council and the board of the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission.
Searcy has a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Auburn University and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Auburn University-Montgomery.
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