Steve Weathers

President and CEO
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Steve Weathers, CEcD, has been in economic development for more than 25 years. Throughout his career, he’s been involved in the attraction, retention, growth, and start-up of more than 900 companies. Some of his most significant and notable successes during his economic development career have been the attraction of the Novartis Genomic Research Center, the LEGO Theme Park, and the SPAWAR Defense headquarters to the San Diego region, as well as the attraction of the GEICO, Citigroup, and Intuit Software national service centers to the Tucson region. Steve values innovation and led the effort to create Rocket Ventures in Toledo, Ohio. The pre-seed venture capital fund became the first ever in the nation to be part of an economic development organization. Prior to joining the Greenville – ENC Alliance in April 2020, Steve served as President and CEO of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency in Buffalo, New York.