Amy Jauron, Economic Development Officer with Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office 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 profession.

1483104_10152700187032297_6279401123786065807_nA five-member selection committee chose the winners from a pool of more than 157 candidates based on their exceptional 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.

“Amy is simply a “rock star’ in Economic Development. Her energy and professionalism continue to drive much of the success in our organization,” said Economic Development Manager, Tom Nelson.

“Amy has an amazing capacity to manage and accomplish many things at once. I have not yet discovered her limit!” says Dr. Skip Rung, President of Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute, and Economic Development Advisory Board Chair.

Amy was hired by the Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office in 2013. Her primary duties have been to develop and implement a Business Retention and Expansion Program focused on assisting in the growth of traded-sector companies throughout Benton County, Oregon.

DCI’s 40 Under 40 award was designed to discover the economic development profession’s rising stars.

“The people chosen by the selection committee represent a bright future for the economic development world,” said Andy Levine, president of DCI. “They are a new breed of results-driven place makers. We’re very pleased to see Amy Jauron among the winners.”

DCI officially announced the winners last night at an awards reception during the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit in Palm Beach and will feature an in-depth profile of each winner on its website during 2015.

For more information on DCI’s 40 Under 40 winners, visit

For the Oregonian Article about her award,click here