Saratoga Partnership Strengthens Economic Development Team With the Addition of Jennifer Kelley

With deep roots in both Saratoga County and economic development, she will lend additional support to ongoing business attraction and retention efforts 

Malta, NY– The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership,Saratoga County, NY’s economic development corporation, today announced the addition of Jennifer “Jenny” Kelley to its professional team. As assistant economic developer, she will provide support for a host of programs and services designed to promote Saratoga County as a prime location to attract new jobs and businesses, and to enable the retention and expansion of existing companies.

Ms. Kelley joins the Saratoga Partnership following an internship at C.T. Male Associates, where she assisted with a variety of business development and marketing initiatives. She was an integral member of the team that prepared and submitted two projects that were each honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) as part of its annual Engineering Excellence Awards.

A Saratoga County native who grew up in Greenfield Center, she was introduced to the economic development field through her father, Jon Kelley, who was part of the team that helped attract AMD, later GLOBALFOUNDRIES, to Saratoga County. By attending Town Board meetings, analyzing zoning and tax maps, and meeting with public and private officials, Ms. Kelley gained firsthand insight into the processes, practices and collaboration necessary to bring economic development projects to fruition – valuable knowledge that she will use to help new and existing companies locate and expand in Saratoga County.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jenny Kelley to the Saratoga Partnership,” said Marty Vanags, President of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership. “With deep connections in communities across Saratoga County, a unique background and understanding of what drives winning projects, and a passion for making economic development successful, she is an outstanding addition to our professional team.”

A graduate of Corinth High School, Ms. Kelley received her bachelor’s degree in government and African studies at St. Lawrence University. Shewas awarded the Augsbury North Country Scholarship, as well as the First Year Swahili Proficiency Certificate by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures.

She received her master’s degree in international affairs and African studies at Boston University. As part of her program, shetravelled extensively throughout Africa, learning about different governance structures, cultures, communities and local traditions. She also wrote an article, “The Evolution of Pro-Femmes/Twese Hamwe: Women, Peace, and Political Development in Rwanda, 1992-Present Day,” which was published in The Pardee Periodical – Journal of Global Affairs.

Ms. Kelley may be reached at (518) 871-1887 or jennifer.kelley@saratogapartnership.org.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Kelley follows in her father’s footsteps in Saratoga County, Times Union, 12.20.18

Kelley joins Prosperity Partnership, Saratogian, 12.20.18