Director, Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development
Jamari Brown is the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development. In this role, Jamari and his team works to support and develop Nashville’s economy by assisting business growth, encouraging neighborhood investment, and increasing housing affordability. Jamari works closely with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and other partners to make Nashville a compelling place to work and live.
Prior to joining the Mayor’s office, Jamari spent more than 10 years with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Jamari joined TNECD in 2008 as an intern before being promoted to an enterprise specialist in 2010. As an intern, Jamari helped organize and plan Global Entrepreneurship Week over 160 events reaching more than 6,000 students, entrepreneurs, and small business owners between across Tennessee. In 2011, Jamari then was promoted to the position of business development consultant for Northern Middle Tennessee. In 2015, Jamari then was promoted to the position of director of business development. Since 2011, Jamari has led 70 clients have announced more than 13,000 jobs and investments of $2 billion dollars in Tennessee. During this time, Jamari has worked with a diverse list of clients that include AllianceBernstein, Community Health Systems, Google, Hankook Tire, The ICEE Company, LKQ Corporation, Lyft, Mars Inc, Philips, SAIC, UBS, Warner Music Group, and others.
Jamari worked with company executives and site selection consultants to recruit new headquarters, R&D facilities, data centers, business services, and healthcare & medical devices business sectors, to Tennessee. Jamari has previously served as a board member on the Governor’s Medical Device Advisory Board, Life Science Tennessee, and Tokenize Tennessee.
Jamari has a degree in business administration with a focus in marketing from the University of Tennessee at Martin.