Jason Ford serves as President of the Frisco Economic Development Corporation. Jason joined FEDC in May 2019 as Vice President and was promoted to President in 2021. As President, he is responsible for the board governance, strategy and day-to-day operations of the organization. He is also actively involved in high level business development. In his previous role, he led the EDC’s business development program and staff focused on business recruitment, retention-expansion, and technology-innovation.
In his prior role, Jason was Vice President of Regional Economic Development at the Greater Houston Partnership for nearly five years where he led regional economic development efforts, providing assistance to companies considering expanding, relocating, or investing in the 11-county greater Houston region. Under his leadership, GHP facilitated more than 85 site location projects accounting for more than 50,000 jobs, $8 billion investment and 10 million SF. Prior to GHP, Jason held leadership positions with the Louisiana Economic Development (LED), the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and the Taylor, TX EDC.
Jason received his B.A. in Economics from Ole Miss and later completed advanced coursework in GIS and public affairs at The University of Texas at Dallas. He is a graduate of Economic Development Institute at Indianapolis, and received his CEcD designation from IEDC. Jason and his wife Michelle have two children.
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