Jan 31, 2013

Firm Recognizes NYU Wagner Graduate as Rising Star in Economic Development

Harold Pettigrew

A top marketing firm for cities, states, and other jurisdictions has identified NYU Wagner graduate Harold Pettigrew (MUP ’05) as a rising star in the field of economic development.

Development Counselors International (DCI) named Pettigrew to its “40 Under 40” roster of public service awardees for 2013.

Pettigrew is director of the Department of Small and Local Business Development  (DSLBD) for the District of Columbia.

“The District’s economy has benefited tremendously from Harold’s leadership in aggressively rolling out and reforming services that support our small and local businesses,” declared Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray, in a press release. “He is an important part of the District’s economic success story, he exemplifies the world-class talent in my Cabinet, and I congratulate him for this outstanding and well-deserved recognition.”

Commented Pettigrew, “This award speaks to the excellent work taking place to maximize the launch and growth of businesses in the District of Columbia. I am honored to receive and share this recognition from DCI with the team at DSLBD, and the public and private sector partners who share our commitment to making the District of Columbia a world-class business destination.”

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