CLINTON TOWNSHIP – The Clinton Township Board of Trustees has approved the hiring of the Township’s first economic development director. Brandon Jonas will join the leadership team at Clinton Township after working for the City of Roseville for eight years as an economic development specialist and director.
“It’s an extreme honor to be selected as Clinton Township’s first Economic Development Director,” said Jonas. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Roseville and appreciated all of the wonderful people who I have worked with over the years. There are great opportunities for new investment in Clinton Township, and I’m excited to be a part of the economic growth of the community.”
After unanimously passing the final draft of its Strategic Vision Plan, which calls for an economic development strategy, the Board quickly moved to meet one of its top priorities – the hiring of a director to focus on increasing commercial activity along its business corridors, like Gratiot and Groesbeck.
“I’m pleased with the hiring of Brandon Jonas, and I’m looking forward to his help in achieving our vision for economic development,” said Township Supervisor Bob Cannon. “Brandon will play a major role in our development strategies in the areas of tax incentives for business, streetscape improvements, and mixed-use development,” he said.
In Roseville, Jonas’ responsibilities included managing strategies to recruit and retain business activity through partnerships with Detroit Energy, Advancing Macomb, Macomb County Economic Development Services, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, and local chambers of commerce. He acted as the primary contact and technical advisor to Roseville’s business and entrepreneurial community and created the city’s first economic development profile and marketing plan to help spur growth and new investment.
Jonas, a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in finance, will begin his new position in Clinton Township on August 31.