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Jessica Erickson has served as president and CEO of Longmont Economic Development Partnership since 2015 where she has overseen the complete re-design, and re-building of the organization around a collective impact strategy that champions growth, prosperity, and inclusion as the pillars of economic development. During that time, Longmont EDP has spearheaded projects that have helped attract or expand more than 150 businesses, brought more than $1 billion in new capital investment, and impacted the creation of more than 2,000 primary jobs.
Prior to joining Longmont Economic Development Partnership, Jessica Erickson was the Senior Industry Development Manager for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade focusing on retention, expansion and recruitment of businesses specializing in Advanced Manufacturing, Infrastructure Engineering, Electronics, Financial Services, and Technology & Information.
Before her time at OEDIT, Jessica served as the Manager of Business Retention & Expansion and Interim Director of Economic Development for the City of Thornton Office of Economic Development. There she focused on the retention and expansion of the city’s existing primary employer base and spearheaded redevelopment efforts in a 600-acre Urban Renewal Area. Jessica spent the first half of her economic development career in the City & County of Broomfield at the Broomfield Economic Development Corporation and served as president and CEO of the organization from 2009-2011. She has also served on the Boards of Directors of the Economic Development Council of Colorado and Colorado Lending Source, and currently serves on the Boards of the NoCo Manufacturing Partnership and Commuting Solutions and is co-chair of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation Economic Development Professionals group.
Jessica received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She is also a graduate of the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute and is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).
Stephanie is a highly motivated and innovative economic development professional with many years’ experience supporting businesses and entrepreneurs. Since 2016, she has worked tirelessly to leverage her master’s degree in Library and Information Science to provide organizations with critical market research, educational programming, and capacity-building partnership opportunities. Her diverse experience includes serving as the data and reporting analyst at EnterpriseWorks, the startup incubator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; building the business services program as the business specialist librarian at Champaign Public Library; and co-founding the Business Elevator, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that seeks to increase the share of successful minority-owned businesses. Throughout her career, she has advised over 325 aspiring entrepreneurs, small businesses, and organizations across multiple industries; spent over 150 hours delivering presentations to community partners and organizations; and organized 170 different events with a combined attendance of over 2,200 people. Her background in information science along with her passion for community development inform her focus on using data-driven decision-making to create tangible economic impacts. As Longmont EDP’s economic development specialist overseeing the ELEVATE Longmont business retention and expansion program and Longmont EDP’s Real Estate Services programs, Stephanie’s role is vitally important to connecting Longmont’s existing primary industry businesses with the resources, talent, and infrastructure they need to continue to grow and thrive in Longmont.
With a background in program coordination and project management, Phillip Inzerillo brings a wide range of experiences and skill sets. After supporting the Longmont EDP as an Executive Assistant, Phillip now serves in the role of Community & Investor Relations Specialist.
Phillip and his wife, Jamie, moved to Longmont after having their daughter, Collette. Together, they enjoy the natural beauty, strong community, and thriving economy found in Longmont.