Director of Economic Development Neil Stechschulte is pleased to introduce Ms. Taylor King as the City’s new Economic Development Specialist. Ms. King comes to the City of Sun Prairie from the “Advance Iowa” program at the University of Northern Iowa, where she worked as a Research & Client Relations Specialist consulting with mid-sized companies to identify market intelligence and industry analytics, as well as preparing marketing materials for the program. She also previously worked for the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber of Commerce as a Business & Economic Information Specialist, where she worked with regional economic data including the Location One Information System and the Synchronist business retention & CRM software. Ms. King has a Bachelor’s of Science in Design – Community & Regional Planning from Iowa State University.
The position of Economic Development Specialist will be tasked with assisting with daily operations of the Department, including responding to information requests and developing marketing strategies for the City’s economic development efforts. It will also be responsible for special projects focused in the City’s Tax Increment Finance districts on Main Street (TIF 11), the Westside Neighborhood Area by St. Mary’s (TIF 9), and the Sun Prairie Business Park (TIF 7).