Columbia Economic Development Launches Ambassador Pilot Program

August 23, 2021

source: City of Columbia Economic Development Office

The City of Columbia Economic Development Office launched their Ambassador Pilot Program on Thursday, August 18th. The press conference was held to highlight how the program would give insight into Columbia’s unique mix of careers, community, and culture while also growing and diversifying the city’s economy.

"These incredible ambassadors are already active in spreading the message of our City's vision to be the most talented, educated, entrepreneurial, world class city. These ambassadors will help us continue to broaden our reach to the furthest corners of the social sphere to broadcast our focus on talent attraction and retention," said Mayor Benjamin.

"The Ambassador Pilot program will be a ten-month program that featuring five diverse and experienced professionals from a variety of business sectors to help maximize engagement and spread the word about all the businesses and amenities our city has to offer," said Ryan Coleman, Director of Columbia Economic Development.

The ambassadors will give us an exclusive look into their professional lives when they "Clock in for work" as well as what they enjoy about Columbia when they "Clock out."

The City of Columbia Ambassadors include Cruze Bailey, Kenisha Frinks, Jamarcus Little, Canaan Reese, and Laura Watford, with all photos and content captured by LaShay Price Photography.

image provided courtesy of City of Columbia Economic Development Office