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About MEDC

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Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Nelson

Executive Vice President, Chief Business Development Officer

Phone: 517.241.9537

Email: jennifer@michigan.org 

Current Focus

Ms. Nelson currently leads the business development efforts of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation as the organization’s Chief Business Development Officer. In this role, Ms. Nelson is focused on providing the tools to assist job creation and investment by retaining and growing Michigan businesses, attracting national and international businesses and accelerating the entrepreneurial community. 

Professional Background

Prior to joining the MEDC, Ms. Nelson served as an attorney with the Dykema Gossett law firm and was a member of its Public Finance Corporate Group.


Ms. Nelson graduated from Northern Michigan University, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree, Speech Communication. She received her law degree from Michigan State University - College of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude.