BRADENTON, Fla. – The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) has promoted two staff members, according to Sharon Hillstrom, EDC president and chief executive officer. Project Manager Mary Chilton has been appointed to oversee the organization’s Business Retention and Expansion Program. Cindy Unzicker has been promoted to Investor Relations and Development Manager.
Since joining the EDC in 2006, Chilton has served in many capacities with a special emphasis on workforce development. As Project Manager for Business Retention and Expansion, she will cultivate relationships with existing targeted sector businesses and connect them to the resources necessary to succeed and grow.
Unzicker has served as the EDC’s event coordinator since 2011. In her new post as Investor Relations and Development Manager, she will design and implement a comprehensive and proactive development plan focused on retaining and expanding private and public sector monetary support for the EDC. Unzicker will continue to manage EDC events.
The EDC is the lead economic development organization for the Bradenton area’s nine communities located on the south side of Tampa Bay. The EDC works to diversify the local economy by attracting and retaining high-wage jobs for area residents, and connecting existing businesses to the resources they need to succeed. Information: www.ThinkBradentonArea.com.