DENVER, Colo. – March 9, 2020 – Bo Martinez has been named the new President/CEO of Adams County Economic Development (ACED), a public/private, nonprofit economic development agency serving Adams County, Colorado, its 10 municipalities, 10,000+ businesses, and more than 500,000 residents. (Click here to download Martinez’s headshot.)
Most recently, Martinez served as Director of Economic Development for the City of Miami Beach, where he repositioned the department to be a stronger resource in the city and region. Previously, he worked in progressive economic development leadership positions in the City and Counties of Broomfield and Denver.
During his career, Martinez directed many successful public/private sector projects and initiatives that led to numerous national and international companies locating to Colorado and the creation of thousands of jobs, community investment, and revitalization. In 2019, Martinez was recognized as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers by Consultant Connect.
As ACED’s new President/CEO, Martinez will lead the organization on its mission to be the business-centric hub in Adams County for economic growth, advocacy, and partnerships while promoting investments throughout the community. He will serve as the trusted voice and champion for economic development and regional cooperation, providing visionary leadership to the organization and the Adams County business community.
“I am incredibly excited and honored to be selected as the President/CEO of Adams County Economic Development,” said Martinez. â€œI look forward to working with all of our public- and private-sector partners to champion and market Adams County as a world-class business destination, grow local companies, and help shape the county’s economic future.”
First on Martinez’s agenda will be developing a long-range strategic plan for ACED that includes innovative and proven methods to attract and retain primary employers and capital investment in Adams County. In addition, he will lead proactive placemaking efforts to advocate for investments in community assets.
As the second-fastest growing county in the Denver region, opportunity in Adams County is growing like never before. A recent U.S. Census Bureau report ranked Adams County second out of the largest 356 counties in the nation for employment growth in the third quarter of 2019.
“We’re excited to have Bo back in the region. He solidly embraces our metro-wide model of regional collaboration,” said Tom Stone, Chair of ACED’s Board of Directors and Vice President of Procurement for Adolfson & Peterson Construction. “All arrows point north for opportunity in the Denver area, and we are confident Bo’s 20+ years of economic development expertise and experience in public/private-sector real estate development, planning, and land use will be invaluable to advancing Adams County.”