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Pablo Diaz to Lead a Joint Consolidation Effort

Jan 21, 2017 - Vicksburg, MS

Vicksburg, MS - 02/21/2017 - The Warren County Port Commission, The Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, and the Warren County Economic Development Foundation jointly announced that Pablo Diaz, CEcD has been selected to led a joint effort to consolidate the three entities into one organization responsible for all economic development initiatives in Warren County.

Margaret Gilmer, Chairwoman of the Warren County Port Commission stated, "The selection committee is proud to announce Mr. Diaz as the new economic development leader for Warren County. Diaz quickly stood out during the selection proceedings by demonstrating an impressive knowledge of the economic development industry and process, along with a unique passion and enthusiasm about the many economic development assets in Warren County."

The selection committee included members of the Warren County Port Authority, members of the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce Col. Brian Green, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Research and Development Center, and Ed Gardner, the Economic Development Director for Entergy Mississippi.

Mr. Diaz has over 15 years of experience in the ED field working for a variety of communities in Florida and Mississippi. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Grenada Economic Development District in Grenada, MS where he is credited with turning Grenada into one of the most competitive economic development agencies in the State by assembling a skillful team and building multiple strategic coalitions that led to the announcement of over 1,000 jobs and the development of a new industrial park, among other accomplishments.  

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) named Diaz the "2012 Young Economic Development Professional of the Year' for his accomplishments as an emerging leader in the economic development industry. He holds a bachelors degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Economic Development from The University of Southern Mississippi. He is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute by the University of Oklahoma and a Certified Economic Developer by the IEDC.

His official starting date will be April 1, 2017.

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