Project Managers Sandra Cabot and Brendan Dungan Announced as Certified Economical Developers

The Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that Sandra Cabot and Brendan Dungan, Project Managers for DED’s Regional Engagement Division, are now certified Missouri Economic Developers. Certification is provided through the Missouri Economic Development Council (MoCED) program of the Missouri Economic Development Council.

“We are proud of Sandra and Brendan’s commitment to growing our state’s economy and creating more opportunity for Missourians,” said Maggie Kost, acting director of the Department of Economic Development. “They are two exceptional team members who work hard to deliver economic development solutions. As they continue to serve their regions and our state, we commend them for taking their skills to this next level.

Cabot held the position of project manager in the southeast region for three years. Throughout his time with Regional Engagement, Cabot has supported local partners during the pandemic while assisting with business projects. Examples include investments from EnviCor Enterprises, Cargill and Missouri Cobalt. Dungan has been with the DED for two years and has contributed investments to Hitachi Energy, EquipmentShare and Peerless Products. Regional Engagement Project Managers span the entire state to promote business growth by providing local points of contact, access to resources, and economic and business development solutions.

Developed through a partnership between the DED and the Missouri Economic Development Council, the MoCED certification is a professional development program requiring a combination of work experience, course completion, and passing an exam. The MoCED designation certifies that the economic development professional has a broad understanding of Missouri’s economic development assets. Missouri Certified Economic Developers serve as knowledgeable resources and liaisons for businesses and communities looking to grow and prosper in Missouri. Certification is offered to members of the Missouri Economic Development Council.

About the Regional Engagement Division

The Regional Engagement Division serves as the first and primary point of contact for DED partners. The division is responsible for retaining and expanding the business while guiding clients through the project process. Regional engagement also refers to resources and provides solutions tailored to customer needs.

About the Missouri Department of Economic Development

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) strives to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life. As a team built around the client and driven by data, DED aspires to be the best economic development department in the Midwest. Through its various initiatives, the DED helps create opportunities for prosperity for the people of Missouri.

For the latest updates on DED’s current or future programs and initiatives, visit DED’s website.

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