The President and CEO of the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) have announced plans to leave the organization. Reid Dulberger began working at EDGE in 2012. He concurrently serves as Chief Economic Development Officer for the City of Memphis and for Shelby County, reporting to the City and County Mayors.
Dulberger was the first leader of Memphis’ public-sector development organization, which provides and coordinates public resources to drive economic development in greater Memphis and Shelby County. Under his leadership, EDGE approved projects to create/retain more than 39,000 jobs and encouraged businesses to invest $7 billion in Memphis and Shelby County.
The New York City native has adopted Memphis as his second home. “I’ll be forever grateful for this amazing opportunity to serve our community. Along with an incredible team at EDGE and our colleagues throughout the community, we have worked to give all people in Memphis and Shelby County better opportunities for economic prosperity,” said Dulberger.
As President and CEO of EDGE, Dulberger heads the EDGE staff. “For almost a decade, Reid has done a phenomenal job leading our efforts to build a more economically robust and equitable Memphis and Shelby County. While EDGE is known for finding innovative solutions that bring large manufacturing, distribution, and office projects to the community, Reid helped expand our vision to include small business assistance and inner-city revitalization,” said EDGE Board Chairman Al Bright. “Reid’s dedication to EDGE is reflected in the organization’s success through the years. His passion for economic development is unmatched, and we thank him for sharing his talents with us. “
Reid Dulberger will remain with EDGE through the end of the year. He plans on spending time with his family before deciding what to do next. The Mayors will create a search committee to help find his replacement.