Hayward has announced the appointment this week of Lori Taylor as the city’s new economic development manager
Taylor will lead Hayward’s economic development program, which includes overseeing a range of programs designed to attract new businesses and retain and expand existing businesses, as well as hosting business events and promoting the city’s attributes as a desirable business location.
Taylor has most recently served as community development director for the City of Alameda. She also worked for seven years for the City of Fremont, where she served as economic development director.
In addition to her experience in local government, she has worked as legislative aide for former State Senate President Bill Lockyer, legislative assistant for former Assemblyman Johan Klehs, and as community relations manager for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to serve in Hayward. It is an outstanding community that has adopted a comprehensive strategy to promote economic development,” said Taylor.
“It is the city’s goal to ensure Hayward has a dynamic local economy where businesses can be successful and residents can enjoy high-quality commercial amenities and a range of quality employment opportunities,” said Fran David, City Manager.