MARTIN COUNTY – The Business Development Board of Martin County (BDBMC) announced that Joan K. Goodrich will join its team as Executive Director on June 3, 2019 to help lead the organization’s core mission, develop a shared vision for the future of the organization, build understanding and develop appropriate goals and strategies to advance Martin County’s economic development efforts.

“We are very excited to welcome Joan on board,” says BDB Board President, David Powers. “Joan’s background and expertise are the perfect fit to help the BDBMC move forward. She’s a professional who brings an extraordinary wealth of experience and energy to her new position.”

For the past five years, Mrs. Goodrich has served as the Economic Development Director for the City of Delray Beach and the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. She is the former Executive Vice President of the Broward Alliance (Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance) where she led fundraising, organizational governance, economic competitiveness, advocacy, international and technology business development, and coached staff in the successful attraction-expansion-retention of economic development projects which created and/or retained 22,000 value-added jobs, impacted 4.5 million square feet of office-industrial space and invested more than $945 million in Southeast Florida. She was also Executive Director of Enterprise Coral Springs / Coral Springs Economic Development Foundation, Executive Director of the Tamarac Chamber of Commerce and Chairwoman of the Florida Economic Development Council.

“Martin County is a jewel on the Treasure Coast, and I’m thrilled to be joining the team at this particular point in time and as the business continues to make investments and create good jobs because of the extraordinary assets and talented people located here,” stated Goodrich.

Mrs. Goodrich holds a B.B.A. in Business Administration (Marketing-Management) from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and is married with two adult children.

About the Business Development Board of Martin County
The Business Development Board of Martin County is dedicated to retaining, expanding, starting up and attracting businesses and companies that will add to the high quality of life in Martin County, Florida. The team provides site selection assistance, business intelligence, market research, community connections, workforce development programs, and entrepreneur support and assistance with its partners. To learn more, visit

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