Shane Hooper, proper, and metropolis and county officers focus on his new place.
A report from Shelbyville-Bedford Countys new financial improvement director, Shane Hooper, was included on Shelbyville Metropolis Councils research session agenda Tuesday.
My household and I’ve settled into Shelbyville comfortably and are excited to be in Shelbyville and Bedford County. We admire everybodys hospitality.
Hooper and his spouse, Sarah, have two sons, Christopher and Channing; one daughter, Ellabess; and a beloved Springer Spaniel named Max.
Now that this former Mississippian has had a great survey of native land, so to talk, hes sharing his imaginative and prescient for constructing native financial improvement group and infrastructure. Hooper mentioned at first, this group have to be aggressive on this area amongst peer counties.
He mentioned a few of his targets Thursday with the Occasions-Gazette. Constructing a stable group will enable us to compete for extra and higher jobs for the residents of Shelbyville and Bedford County. This may be achieved by constructing robust relationships and shared visions with our elected officers, companions, and stakeholders domestically, statewide, and nationally. Financial improvement is the last word staff sport.
Hooper mentioned downtown redevelopment is extra than simply the Major Avenue Market but additionally contains redevelopment on and close to the historic public sq.. He suggested how the redevelopment will profit present and future companies all through the downtown space.
Shelbyvilles downtown has numerous historical past and is certainly one of our best belongings. Bettering it not solely advantages native residents and companies, however will increase our means to draw among the many vacationers who go by way of this space day by day.
The primary aim is to construct a stable group to make us aggressive in southern Center Tennessee, he mentioned. The second aim is to have a look at methods to make native industrial property extra aggressive with peer counties. The third aim is to proceed and broaden the prevailing plans and tasks to redevelop the downtown space and retail footprint.
Financial and group improvement begins at dwelling with our present trade and enterprise. We plan to place our arms round what we have already got and lengthen a welcoming hand to new industrial alternatives and enterprise progress.
The brand new financial improvement director was just lately employed by way of a RFP (request for proposal) with Bedford County Authorities; he might be working collectively with the Metropolis and Bedford County. Hoopers résume is sort of in depth, together with army service and proudly owning his personal skilled consulting firm.
He’s a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural Excessive Faculty in Fulton, Miss., and Lipscomb College in Nashville. After commencement, he served as an officer within the U.S. Marine Corps.
Hooper served for 5 years as director of improvement providers for the Metropolis of Tupelo, earlier than stepping down this spring to enter non-public enterprise. He holds a grasps diploma in financial improvement from the College of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Professionally, he had a profession within the insurance coverage and monetary trade for 18 years. Hes served as president of Skilled Coaching Company, Inc., a coaching supplier for the insurance coverage and monetary providers trade.
Hooper served on the board for the Good Samaritan Free Clinic and Sanctuary Hospice Home. Hes been chosen up to now as certainly one of Tupelos High 20 Younger Professionals and was acknowledged in 2018, as one of the crucial influential African People in Mississippi.
As nicely, hes energetic in the neighborhood, incomes previously the title of Rotarian of the Yr. Hes additionally previous president of the Gardner-Simmons Dwelling for Ladies and previous president of the United Approach of Northeast Mississippi.