Mike Jacoby Joins Bricker Graydon to Drive Economic Growth and Innovation
Bricker Graydon is pleased to announce the latest addition to the firm’s economic development team, Mike Jacoby, a seasoned economic development professional with over 25 years of experience. Mike joins Bricker Graydon as a consultant to leverage his extensive experience and understanding of economic dynamics at both private and public levels.
"We are thrilled to welcome Mike Jacoby to our team. His exceptional leadership, strategic insights, and proven ability to drive economic growth will be available to support the efforts of many Ohio communities, including those in the eastern and southeastern regions of the state. Mike's track record speaks volumes about his commitment to creating sustainable prosperity, and we are excited to have him on board," said Caleb Bell, partner and Public Finance practice group chair.
Mike previously led the Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) team in supporting companies in a 25-county region of over 1 million in population. Under Mike's leadership, the team successfully undertook expansion and attraction projects that created over 5,800 jobs. Additionally, he worked closely with JobsOhio, the state's private economic development corporation, as the JobsOhio Network Partner for southern and eastern Ohio. He actively engaged with business, government, and economic development leaders across the region and the state, representing southeastern Ohio and leading site development, workforce, and planning initiatives.
At Bricker Graydon, Mike will continue to focus on creative problem-solving to finalize deals, grant writing, communications, marketing, real estate development, incentives, and team building. His ability to build consensus while balancing the interests of multiple constituencies has proven his prowess as a first-class leader in his field.