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County Administrator, Bryan Hill, has announced Amy Jordan as the County’s Economic Development Director effective April 17. Jordan previously served as the City of Hampton’s Redevelopment Manager in the Department of Economic Development.
“As we continue to reshape our vision for James City County through our new Strategic Plan, Ms. Jordan and the department of economic development will be a major player in bringing businesses to James City County,” Hill said.
Jordan, a Peninsula native, coordinated over $1 billion in public and private investment in Hampton. She managed several strategic projects including the redevelopment of Coliseum Mall into Peninsula Town Center, expansion of the Sentara CarePlex campus area and completion of the Power Plant of Hampton Roads development, along with numerous commercial, residential, recreation and infrastructure projects.
Prior to joining the City of Hampton, Jordan worked in the Planning Departments of Suffolk and Newport News. She was recognized in 2006 by the Daily Press as one of ten leading young business women under the age of thirty on the Virginia Peninsula, and in 2013 as Inside Business’s Top 40 under 40, as a result of her accomplishments in economic development in the Hampton Roads region. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Regent University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Christopher Newport University.
"I am excited to join a dynamic team and implement the economic development vision by generating new development opportunities in the County that continue to enhance the economic growth and quality of life for its residents and businesses,” said Jordan. “There is nothing more meaningful than seeing the imprint you are able to create through proper planning and development and I look forward to continuing that momentum."