Greg Martinette serves as president of the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation which includes New Century AirCenter and the City of Gardner. Greg has worked with global companies and location consultants in the economic development arena for over 25 years. Through projects involving some of the largest companies in the world, Greg’s efforts have helped lead to the creation of thousands of jobs, millions in local tax revenues, and billions in local capital investments and new payroll. Greg has worked with companies including Transamerica, Amazon, Unilever, McDonnell-Douglas, Magna, Harley-Davidson, CitiFinancial, Wal-Mart and Bank of America, as well as local retail chains and service businesses.
Greg began his economic development career in the utility industry, leading teams and innovating site location solutions at Contel/GTE and Missouri Public Service/UtiliCorp United/Aquila. Prior to coming to Southwest Johnson County , Greg worked as a private economic development consultant assisting communities in the Midwest with business attraction and retention, as well as marketing and consulting services. Greg focuses on exceeding customer needs, excellent partner relationships and making sure everyone wins on development deals. Greg welcomes the opportunity to leverage his broad economic development experience in helping grow Southwest Johnson County.
Greg grew up in Grandview, MO and is graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.