By Taylor Giffith | YourValley
COOLIDGE — After a little more than a year in his role, Pinal County’s economic and workforce development director, James Smith, has been party to unprecedented job and industrial growth for the region.
On Dec. 21, he presented current and ongoing economic achievements made by the county at the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce’s year-end member luncheon.
After leading Chandler’s economic development for about 13 years and at the town of Fountain Hills for two, Smith set his sights on the rapidly growing Pinal County in November 2021. Since then, major manufacturers such as LG, Lucid Motors, Nikola Motor Company, Procter & Gamble, Kohler and CCP have promised thousands of jobs and millions in capital investments for the region combined.