WSU VP Ned Staebler joins the Today@Wayne Podcast to discuss the 10th anniversary of the Office of Economic Development and investment in Detroit post-pandemic.
Ned Staebler, WSU Vice President for Economic Development, joins the Today@Wayne Podcast to discuss the university's continued investment in Detroit, the city's push for economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and why Detroit remains the economic engine of the state.
Ned Staebler serves as Vice President for Economic Development at Wayne State University and as President and CEO of TechTown, Detroit's most established business incubator and accelerator. He leads both organizations' efforts to strengthen the Detroit region's neighborhoods, businesses and leaders, overseeing a range of activities around innovation and entrepreneurship, business development and attraction, talent retention, transit and mobility, and placemaking. Ned previously served as the Vice President for Entrepreneurial and Capital Services at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. In this role, he was responsible for the oversight of the Michigan Strategic Fund Board and the 21st Century Jobs Fund, a $2 billion, 10-year initiative to transform Michigan's economy. Ned also spent nearly a decade in the private sector, working in both startup and Fortune 150 environments in the U.S. and London.