Brunswick County moves forward with first Economic Development Director

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Brunswick County has named Michael DiTullo its new Economic Development Director.

After dissolving their Economic Development Commission this past July, the county has named Michael DiTullo its new Economic Development Director.

The county announced the hiring of DiTullo in a press release Friday morning.

According to the release, DiTullo currently serves as the President and CEO of Rockland County Economic Development Corporation in New York. During his time there, he helped more than 15 corporate attractions to the area, with more than 2 million square feet of industrial office and high-tech space. He also helped develop more than 2,500 new jobs and nearly $1 billion in private sector capital investment.

He has also worked as the Managing Director for the Orange County Business Accelerator in New Windsor, New York, and has 30 years of experience working in business development and real estate in New York.

DiTullo and his wife, Joan, reside in Southport, where they own a home.

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“I am honored to be selected as the first Director of the Economic Development Department for Brunswick County,” DiTullo said. “I look forward to joining Team Brunswick as we all work together to attract inward corporate investment, job opportunities for our residents and grow and expand the county’s tax base.”

“As a member of the interview panel, I can attest to the fact that we had the opportunity to meet with a number of extremely qualified candidates,” said Commissioner Frank Williams.

“Michael DiTullo has extensive experience, a vast network of contacts and a track record of getting results. He has the gravitas needed to take our economic development and business recruitment efforts to a new level, and I am excited that he is joining Brunswick County’s team.”

“Michael has extensive experience with both attracting large industries and helping small businesses grow and create new jobs,” said County Manager Ann Hardy. “He has chosen Brunswick County as his home and is excited about the opportunity for economic development efforts here, and he will make a valuable addition to our team.”

According to county officials DiTullo will begin in his role with Brunswick County on Nov. 2.