Snyder Picks Mason as the New MEDC CEO

Gov. Rick Snyder has tapped Jeff Mason, Executive Director of the state’s University Research Corridor, to replace Steve Arwood as the CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

Mason will still have to be approved by the MEDC Executive Committee, which will meet on July 11 to consider Snyder’s nomination. Mason has led the University Research Corridor since 2009. He was previously at the MEDC in various positions from 1999-2009.

“Jeff has a long history of commitment and dedication to improving Michigan’s economy and growing jobs – from his previous time at MEDC to the past eight years with the University Research Corridor,” Snyder said in a statement.

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