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Consultant Connect names Romano a Top 50 Economic Developer

May 21, 2024

Jose Romano

RICHMOND, Va. (May 21, 2024) – The Greater Richmond Partnership (GRP) announces Executive Vice President of Business Development Jose Romano is a 2024 Top 50 Economic Developer in North America according to Consultant Connect.

According to Consultant Connect, this award “acknowledges individuals who have made significant contributions to their regions. Winners of the Top 50 Economic Developer Award serve as exemplars of excellence in the field, inspiring others to emulate their success and drive positive change in their respective regions.”

“Jose is more than deserving of this recognition,” said GRP President + CEO Jennifer Wakefield. “Since he joined the team in July, he has developed and leveraged relationships in the site consultant space to promote Greater Richmond as a top business location. GRP has a strong prospect pipeline thanks to Jose’s strategic efforts and expertise.”

Consultant Connect aims to bridge the gap between economic development professionals and site location consultants for mutually beneficial relationships. The organization publishes a list of the top 50 economic development professionals each year.

Consultant Connect received more than 200 nominations this year. Winners will be honored at the annual ECONOMIX conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in November.


About GRP

The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (GRP) is the lead regional economic development organization for the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico in Virginia. GRP attracts new companies to the region by providing in-depth market data, marketing the region globally and generating quality economic opportunities. For more information, visit