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Redwood City has new Economic Development Director, Amanda Anthony

 

 

Redwood City has new Economic Development Director, Amanda Anthony
As Director of Economic Development, Amanda Anthony will play a critical role in promoting the economic vitality and resiliency of Redwood City, and will collaborate with local stakeholders to create and implement initiatives to foster business growth, support small businesses and promote workforce development, the city noted in a statement.

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With a rich background in program leadership, entrepreneurship, and economic and workforce development, Amanda Anthony has become the new director of Redwood City Economic Development

The announcement was made by the municipal director of Redwood City, Melissa Stevenson Díaz, who highlighted that Anthony will bring a wealth of experience and passion to his new position, which he will carry out starting March 11.

“We are thrilled to welcome Amanda to our Redwood City team,” stated Stevenson Díaz. “Her diverse experiences have equipped her with the insight and passion necessary to propel Redwood City's economic vitality to new things.”

As Director of Economic Development, Anthony will play a critical role in promoting the economic vitality and resiliency of Redwood City, and will collaborate with local stakeholders to create and implement initiatives to foster business growth, support small companies and promote the development of the workforce, the city highlighted in a statement.

“I am impressed by Redwood City's commitment to supporting businesses large and small,” Anthony stated. “I look forward to pursuing a strategy of equity and partnership, focused on helping diverse business owners thrive.”

Prior to joining Redwood City, Anthony was San Mateo County Program Director at the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, where she managed a $1.3 million budget and expanded services to new locations, fostering small businesses amid difficult economic times. . 

Before moving to the Bay Area, Anthony lived in Poland, where he worked for Hewlett Packard and Systems Solutions Center before creating and running his own company for five years.

Anthony holds a master's degree in Public Policy from the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago and is the author of several publications on entrepreneurship and regional development. 

Likewise, she has received numerous awards and honors, including recognition as one of the “30 Kreatywnych Wroc?awian” (30 Creative Wroc?awians) and is a graduate of the San Mateo County Chamber Leadership Program.

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Pamela Cruz
Pamela Cruz
Editor-in-Chief of Peninsula 360 Press. A communicologist by profession, but a journalist and writer by conviction, with more than 10 years of media experience. Specialized in medical and scientific journalism at Harvard and winner of the International Visitors Leadership Program scholarship from the U.S. government.

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