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K. Scott Fleming, CEcD

CEO

It’s a great time to make things happen.

Scott Fleming has been engaged in economic development and commercial real estate for over 20 years. He has led strategic planning efforts for large metropolitan areas, small communities, professional associations and nonprofit organizations. Some of his professional positions have included senior consultant at Prima Civitas, and vice president of economic development for Will County, Illinois, where he worked to expand businesses in the region.

Fleming was also the chief executive officer for the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) in DeSoto, Texas. In that role, he was charged with revitalizing and expanding the local business community.  Prior to joining DEDC, Fleming was the president and CEO of The Enterprise Group of Jackson, a countywide economic development agency in Michigan.  He was responsible for leading economic development strategy, vision, direction and team development. He served on the board of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Jackson Magazine. He was also a board officer of the Michigan Economic Developers Association for several years and was elected president of that organization in 2011.

Fleming has also held positions with DTE Energy as principal account manager, and with Land Company of Michigan as an economic development consultant. He received a Master of Science degree in Urban Planning and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University. He is also a certified economic developer, a certified professional community and economic developer, and holds a Michigan real estate license.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overall management and performance of the Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance
  • Lead in the development and execution of the MAEDA Board’s vision, mission, and strategic plan
  • Recruit new businesses to greater Marshall and retain existing businesses by providing tools and strategies for sustainability
  • Build collaborative partnerships, align organization’s activities, and structure development plans with local and regional economic development organizations and stakeholders
  • Provide ongoing oversight and accountability of contracted services and regularly update the Executive Board of MAEDA on progress toward achieving deliverables and benchmarks
  • Advise the Board of economic development issues that affect Marshall’s economic strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats on a regular basis
  • Prepare and execute an annual operating budget and economic development plans
sfleming@marshallaeda.org

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