Marvin J. Price Wins 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development
Published Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Marvin J. Price, vice president, Economic Recruitment, Charlotte Regional Business Alliance (The Alliance), has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 awards, the only award of its kind recognizing young talent in the economic development industry.

An independent five-member selection committee chose the winners from a pool of more than 170 qualified candidates based on their exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the economic development industry. The award’s program was managed by Development Counsellors International (DCI), a New York-based firm that specializes in economic development marketing, and Jorgenson Consulting, a leading national executive search firm serving organizations in economic and community development industries.

Marvin joined the Charlotte Regional Partnership (which recently merged with the Charlotte Chamber to create the Alliance) in 2016, and has held positions of increasing responsibility, being promoted from project manager and director to vice president. On behalf of the 15-county region known as Charlotte USA, Marvin has led corporate recruitment efforts resulting in notable wins including 1-800 Contacts, LKQ Corporation, Technogym, Pac Racing Springs, DHOLLANDIA MFT and MEXTY. Marvin has received several industry and professional awards including the 2018 North Carolina Economic Development Association’s Emerging Executive Award and the 2018 Consultant Connect Top 50 Economic Developers Award.

“The 40 Under 40 Award is designed to identify the economic development profession’s rising stars. These young economic development professionals represent the future of our industry,” said Julie Curtin, president of DCI’s economic development practice. “The selection committee had a challenge selecting only 40 winners, but we are delighted by the smarts, initiative and game-changing mindset represented in these finalists. Economic development is in good hands with these young leaders, and Marvin is certainly no exception,” Curtin added.

“The achievements of these talented and committed professionals show that economic development has an awesome future,” said Todd Jorgenson, managing director and principal of Jorgenson Consulting, Inc. “Partnering with DCI this year to recognize these passionate young men and women has been an honor. Congratulations to each of them.”

“The awardees this year embodied passion for the profession and a commitment to excellence, innovation and place-making,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and 40 Under 40 selection committee member. “The field of economic development is evolving and we’re seeing many people rise up to assure this profession is on the edge and inclusive. Congrats to the new class of 40 Under 40.”

DCI and Jorgenson officially announced the winners at an awards reception during the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and will feature profiles of each on the awards website.

For more information on the 40 Under 40 winners, visit

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