Natalie Gochnour, an associate dean, was quoted in this Deseret News story about newly chosen Salt Lake City economic development director, Lari Fritz. Mayor Jackie Biskupski chose the candidate out of over 150 applicants at the recommendation of the EnterpriseSLC report, which Gochnour wrote last year. Read the full story here.
After a three-month national search, Mayor Jackie Biskupski has chosen a candidate to lead Salt Lake City’s newly proposed economic development department.
Lara Fritts, currently a business development consultant in Virgina, rose above more than 150 other applicants for the position, city officials said in a news release Wednesday.
“Lara’s wealth of economic and development knowledge, coupled with her experience working within diverse and complex organizations makes her the absolute best choice to revitalize the capital city’s economic development efforts,” Biskupski said in a prepared statement. “Lara has played a direct role in bringing hundreds of millions of dollars of economic activity and thousands of jobs to the cities she has represented throughout her career.” Continue reading…