Director Business & Economic Development, Town of Middleburg Virginia
Jamie Gaucher is currently responsible for economic development in Middleburg, VA. He provides technical assistance to the existing business community; identifies and recruits complimentary businesses to Town; and he works to bring more visitors to Middleburg. He has almost two decades of experience in economic development in rural places. Prior to the work in Middleburg, Gaucher was the Executive Director of a public/private partnership between Middlebury College and the Town of Middlebury, Vermont. Additionally, he served as the Deputy State Director of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center Network, and led the Innovation-based Economic Development team for the West Virginia Development Office in Charleston, WV. Gaucher holds a B.A. from Washington & Lee University; is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional; and a certified Technology-based Business Coach. He lives in Hamilton, VA with his wife, daughter and goldendoodle.