Greg Word

Managing Director

Greater Jackson, Mississippi

“Our work is always changing. Always evolving. It’s great to be part of this amazing team as we provide concepts and innovative solutions to a wide variety of clients.”

Greg complements the existing team of economic development strategists with a scope of experience is that is both broad and specialized featuring prominently product development, research and analysis, industrial building and site evaluations, lead generation, economic research packages, GIS-based mapping as well as 3-D modeling and virtual reality profiles. He has been recognized for his work in marketing and design ranging from branding, identity and logo design to prospect-centered packaging, proposals, digital renderings, print and digital advertisement design as well as interactive presentations.

Greg most recently served as senior vice president of Economic Development for the Greater Jackson Alliance. In this role, the organization was recognized by Community System’s Digital 25 as an “organization that best uses digital technology to differentiate its community online to better serve businesses.” Prior to joining the Alliance, he was bureau manager of Business Intelligence and Support for the Mississippi Development Authority. Greg served as Manager Technical/Graphic Services for North Mississippi Industrial Development Association. In these roles, his involvement on economic development teams helped produce numerous successful projects resulting in more than $2.5 billion in investment and more than 4,800 announced jobs.

A graduate of Mississippi State University, Greg currently serves on the board of directors for the Mississippi Economic Development Council as Past President.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategy Development, Technology & Data Analytics
  • Economic Development Research, Analysis & Reporting
  • Industrial Lead Generation (community-side)
  • Product Formation & Development
  • Graphic Design; Marketing, Branding & Identity Creation
  • 3D Modeling, GIS Mapping, Conceptual Plans & Presentations
  • Collaborative Management

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