Leigh is responsible for the creation, implementation and management of the economic development workplan and its efforts to attract, expand and retain primary employers in Jefferson County. Her main responsibilities are focused on business recruitment and expansion of primary employers. Leigh facilitates prospect inquiries and manages all business incentive requests for the county, working directly with businesses and site location consultants. In addition, she is responsible for business attraction programs including marketing efforts locally, nationally and internationally for business growth in Jeffco EDC’s six target industries (aerospace, aviation, bioscience, energy, beverage production and outdoor recreation). Over the years, Leigh has handled many large recruitment and expansion deals for companies such as: Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, CoorsTek, Pilatus Business Aircraft, the Coleman Company, and many more. She is a proud fourth-generation Colorado native and received her bachelor’s degree in Economics and statistics from Colorado State University, and has completed all the coursework from the International Economic Development Council.