Episode 123: Two Non-Negotiables for Attracting Deals on a Megasite | Christine Mackay, City of Phoenix, AZEpisode 123: Two Non-Negotiables for Attracting Deals on a Megasite | Christine Mackay, City of Phoenix, AZ https://jobsteam.consultantconnect.org/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 America's Jobs Team https://jobsteam.consultantconnect.org/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg
“You’ve got to love what you do, and you’ve got to be able to laugh at how you do it.” –Christine Mackay
Do you have feelings about megasites? When you think of these massive sites, do you get a little jittery thinking about the massive project that would occupy such a space? The sheer amount of time, talent and treasure needed to attract, land, and grow a company that large can be daunting, to say the least.
Christine Mackay, Director of Economic Development for the City of Phoenix, has pointed insights. She led the team that recently landed the huge Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing project which will end up building 6 factories on a megasite and, as the plans move forward, the expected investment keeps growing. Christine draws on her experience as she shares the two non-negotiables in developing and executing mega sites.
Christine talks about what she has learned over the last years of tremendous success leading economic development in Phoenix; under her tenure, the average wages of jobs announce have doubled and she’s closed deals amounting to over $60 billion. She dives into building a high performing team, how to foster collaboration, and keeping a sense of humor through it all. Tune in now for more from another amazing Top 50 Economic Developer!
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