DENVER—The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (EDC) are proud to announce the appointment of Meredith Moon as the new Chief Economist, starting on April 19. She will be invaluable in shaping the region’s economic strategy and future growth while leading the Metro Denver EDC’s first team of in-house economists.
Moon is a highly accomplished economist and has held senior positions at the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting and at the Colorado Legislative Council. She holds a Master of Arts in Global Finance, Trade & Economic Integration from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, with a major in Latin American Studies & Spanish with a minor in Economics.
“We are thrilled to welcome Meredith to the team,” said Raymond H. Gonzales, President of the Metro Denver EDC. “Her deep understanding of global economic trends and her ability to translate complex concepts into actionable insights will be instrumental in guiding Metro Denver’s growth and success. This new function will power us with the data and insights to remain a leader in the global economy.”
As Chief Economist, Moon will be responsible for leading the newly launched Economic Competitive team at the Metro Denver EDC. This team is responsible for providing partners and investors with exemplary advisory services, including economic impact analysis, feasibility studies, economic and demographic research, industry reports, strategic planning, community development and real estate analysis. The Metro Denver EDC works closely with its clients, investors and partners to understand their unique needs and tailor data and economic solutions to their specific goals.
In addition, the Economic Competitive team will also welcome Hanna Scovill as their new Research Economist, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Colorado State University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Colorado Denver. Scovill’s recent experience includes industry cluster studies as well as research and analysis of occupational trends within Metro Denver’s key industry clusters. The team has also welcomed Connor Hayes, an Economic Research Associate who joins the Metro Denver EDC from Development Research Partners, and who has worked on quarterly economic reports for local and regional economic development organizations in the Metro Denver Region.
This team of economists will be joining the Metro Denver EDC’s current staff, led by the EDC’s President, Raymond H. Gonzales. This group includes the Vice President of Economic Competitiveness and Corporate Attraction, Laura Rodriguez; the Director of International Development and Special Projects, Morgan Alu; Economic Development Manager, Zoe Allender; Economic Development Specialist, Madalyn Robbins; and Executive Assistant, Sara Stone.
“With the Metro Denver EDC taking on its first team of in-house economists, we’ll be able to provide our clients, members and partners with even more direct, timely and relevant economic analysis,” says Rodriguez. “I’m excited for all we’ll be able to accomplish with this new team under Meredith’s leadership. Each member is bringing in a strong background and experience, and this is going to shine through in all we produce.”
“I’m proud to join the Metro Denver EDC and its efforts in providing economic resources to expanding businesses and potential investors,” said Moon. “This is a pivotal time for Colorado, and I look forward to working with the EDC’s clients, investors and partners to support our mission.”
About the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce:
For 155 years, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has been the leading voice for Colorado’s business community. With a membership that spans the state and employs some 400,000 Coloradans, the Chamber serves the small and large businesses who create Colorado’s economy. The Chamber family includes the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation and the Denver Metro Chamber’s Leadership Foundation. For more information, go to denverchamber.org.
About the Metro Denver EDC:
Often called a “center of influence,” the Metro Denver EDC was the nation’s first regional economic development organization. A division of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, from Castle Rock to Fort Collins and Golden to Greeley, we represent the nine counties and 66 communities that contribute to our robust economy and incredible culture. As the economic development function of the broader Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the EDC serves a 9-county territory that represents two-thirds of the state’s population and three-quarters of the GDP.
Thanks to the leadership and generosity of Colorado’s most influential companies, the Metro Denver EDC works to “future-proof” the Colorado economy through corporate attraction and retention; workforce development; domestic and global marketing; investments in infrastructure; and public policy that fosters a pro-business climate.
Metro Denver EDC investors leverage our data, intel and insights to strengthen their own companies. They help lead the transformational projects that make Metro Denver a world-class region. They help determine our priorities – including our organizational strategy, policy engagement, and decisions around regional growth. And ultimately, they play a key role in making our community an even better place to live and work.