Jeffco EDC CEO resigns, goes to work for Metro Denver EDC

GOLDENSam Bailey has resigned his post as president and chief executive of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp., in Golden to become vice president of economic development for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.

Bailey worked at the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp., for six months, helping establish a new board of directors, working on the organization’s marketing strategy and supporting the expansion of its efforts across Jefferson County. His resignation is effective Aug. 4. The organization has begun a search to replace Bailey.

“Sam Bailey’s work has repositioned the Jeffco EDC to serve as a more competitive leader in economic development going forward,” Tom Currigan, chairman of the organization’s board of directors, said in a prepared statement. “We thank Sam for his efforts and commitment to regional collaboration, business development and community engagement.”

Bailey served in the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade from 2011 to 2016, where he managed international and domestic business attraction and expansion. His role included the recruitment and expansion of companies such as Agilent Technologies, Charter Communications, Comcast, Gusto, HomeAdvisor, Intel, Partners Group, Smuckers, Sunrun, Webroot.

Bailey will start his new job Aug. 7.