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Jose Romano

Business Recruitment Project Manager, East Coast Region
(917) 756-9601

Jose Romano
Jose Romano serves as the Business Recruitment Project Manager for the East Coast Region. Based in New York City, he serves the State of Kansas and its local economic development partners in their efforts to promote the state as a prime business destination. Romano has more than a decade of experience in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, he served as a site selection consultant with the global firm of Hickey & Associates. Romano also served at the pleasure of three Governors in the states of Florida and Texas. During his time working as the Director of Business Development for the Texas Governor’s Office, he fostered 27,000 committed new jobs and over $32 billion in pledged capital investment. A native to the state of Florida, he attended Florida State University where he majored in International Affairs. In 2017, Romano was recognized for his leadership within the economic development industry and received the 40 Under 40 Award from Development Counsellors International (DCI).
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