Brent Willett, CEcD
I'm trying to do things differently in economic development and am fortunate to have a place to try that out in serving as Executive Director of Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor, a cluster-based regional economic development and innovation acceleration organization focused on growing Central Iowa’s agriculture and bioscience sectors. The Corridor has offices in Ames and Des Moines, Iowa.
I've had a rewarding career in economic and community development during which I've been privileged to manage organizations which have facilitated the creation and retention of more than 2,500 jobs and more than $1.9 billion in capital investment. For more on me professionally, check out my resume and bio.
What else? I'm a lifelong Iowan immeasurably proud of my state. Davenport-raised, University of Iowa-schooled, jobs in Des Moines, Fairfield, Mason City/Clear Lake and Des Moines [again]/Ames. I have a wife and daughter who make me look better than I deserve. Free time is equal parts running, reading and the Chicago Cubs. I like to track everything. Here's an example.
Follow me on Twitter @brent_willett.