|Image courtesy of Paul Molitor, The Portrait House|
Emanuel Torres has been working for the City of Gahanna since July of 2011 as the economic development manager. In his time at the City, he has accomplished great things for the Department of Planning and Development, and people are beginning to take notice.
As the economic development manager, Torres’ primary function is to focus on the expansion and retention needs of the Gahanna business community.
“This position allows me to develop and cultivate strong relationships with businesses and property owners,” said Torres. “I am also responsible for the administration of the tax incentive programs and serve as the editor of the Connector, the monthly economic development newsletter for the City of Gahanna.”
The Gahanna Chamber recently presented Emanuel an award for being the top recruiter of new chamber members in 2012 at their State of the Chamber luncheon in early January.
“This is the first award I have ever received and it definitely reinforces my efforts and the appreciation from the Chamber is very humbling,” said Torres.
For the City of Gahanna, this award is confirmation that they are on track, but the City and the Department of Planning and Development are still looking for ways to improve. Torres said, “We’re constantly looking into and evaluating our partnerships and going out of our way to meet the needs of our businesses.”
In the coming year, the horizon for the Department of Planning and Development is always changing and relationships with the businesses are only getting stronger.
“I am excited to focus on the needs of the local business community and the events throughout the year for those businesses,” said Torres.
If you want to receive the Connector newsletter or would like to get in touch with Emanuel, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.