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Jeremy Hess

Jeremy Hess loves serving as the Director of Economic Development at the Greater Burlington Partnership.  Just ask him!  Jeremy is one of those “high energy, extremely upbeat, anything is possible” type people.  With a diverse background of experiences, and 16 years of community involvement -  Jeremy brings a ton of relationships to an already winning area for the Partnership.

He will tell you that his role in Economic Development is pretty straight forward.  “My position exists for 2 reasons… 1). – to do whatever is needed to create & retain good paying jobs in our area, and 2). – to grow the tax base in Greater Burlington.  That’s it.“ 

After being raised in an “ever-relocating” Military family, and after 5 years of Active Duty service himself in the United States Air Force, Jeremy has lived in 8 states and 4 foreign countries.  Coming to the Burlington area in 1999 with his wife Mindy, they both knew they had found the right place to sink roots.  This is home for Jeremy & Mindy, two children, 4 dogs, 2 horses and 1 bearded dragon “who will outlive all of us.”

Jeremy holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado, and an Associate’s Degree from the CCAF.  Those degrees are not nearly as valuable to him as years in the trenches with fellow Burlingtonians doing whatever they can to improve our city and the lives in it.  “Nobody’s ever asks me to show them my degree.  They want to see results, they want to know they can trust me.”

Jeremy Hess, Director of Economic Development

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