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Charlotte County Economic Development Office Staff

 

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Dave Gammon
Director
941-764-4942

EDO Director Dave Gammon has many responsibilities: Working with major developers considering Charlotte County as an investment site; serving as a liaison and advisor to County government; spearheading the EDO’s mission of attracting new business to broaden the tax base. But Dave’s favorite part of the job is looking past what is to what can be and making it happen. A good example is Charlotte County’s vital new aviation cluster, catalyzed by the new A&P Aviation Mechanic Training program at Charlotte Technical College, initiated by the EDO which requested and received almost $2 million to create the program. With a dynamic team behind him, Dave leads the EDO with confidence.

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Kay Tracy
Business Recruitment Manager
941-764-4944

Business Recruitment Manager Kay Tracy keeps a laser focus on the mission-critical goal of strengthening the County’s financial base by recruiting new industry that provides quality jobs for residents. In addition to her persistent and persuasive communications with industrial prospects, she implements key development efforts from marketing and research to incentives to workforce recruitment and training. She also directs community tours, performs site analyses and represents the EDO at industry events. Kay keeps the EDO team ahead of the game, as we compete for new business prospects.

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Joshua Hudson
Redevelopment Manager
941-764-4943

Vibrant growth is changing the landscape in Charlotte County, opening exciting new opportunities, and Joshua Hudson is the middle of it all. As EDO Redevelopment Manager, Joshua oversees the coordination and management of Charlotte County’s three Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) programs: Charlotte Harbor, Parkside, and Murdock Village. He also provides data management and GIS coordination to assist in developer site selection and real estate inquiries. Joshua gives the EDO team “boots on the ground” insight and effectiveness.

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Amanda Benton
Redevelopment Coordinator
941-764-4948

Amanda Benton promotes Charlotte County inside and out. Amanda helps existing businesses grow and flourish in her job running the Business Retention and Expansion program. At the same time, she also keeps others in the know about the County’s success through high-impact materials at tradeshows and in marketing efforts including social media, a monthly newsletter and community outreach events such as job fairs and local expos. Amanda is the EDO team’s knowledgeable connector linking current business expansion to future success.

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Janet Johnson
Executive Assistant to the Economic Development Director
941-764-4941

At the EDO office Janet Johnson keeps all the balls in the air, serving as assistant to EDO Director Dave Gammon while also ensuring the Economic Development Office runs smoothly in her job as office manager. Additionally, she plays a key role assisting in the implementation of the Business Retention and Expansion program, and assisting with the administrative tasks involving the Community Redevelopment Agencies and Advisory Board. Janet maximizes team results across multiple fronts.

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Charlotte County Economic Development Office
18501 Murdock Circle, Suite 302
Port Charlotte, Florida 33948
Phone: 941-764-4941 ~ Fax: 941-764-4947
Email: info@cleared4takeoff.com