Meet the economic development exec who makes sure her city isn’t a ‘Surprise’

By Audrey Jensen | Phoenix Business Journal

Since before the Great Recession, Jeanine Jerkovic has worked to change the public’s perception of Surprise and bring big-name businesses, initiatives and projects to the city of 143,000-plus residents northwest of Phoenix.

Throughout her time working in Surprise’s economic development department, Jerkovic has helped launch several notable projects, including the AZ TechCelerator, the West Valley’s first business incubator for technological innovation and entrepreneurship, and a soft landing program for international businesses called Global Concierge Services, which the International Business Incubation Association accepted into the Global Soft Landings Network in 2018.

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