Gregory Jones, Executive Director
Economic Development South
4127 Brownsville Rd,
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
Gregory Jones is the Executive Director of Economic Development South –local non-profit, multi-municipal community and economic development corporation focused on the redevelopment of the major commercial corridors that serve the Allegheny County boroughs of Brentwood, Baldwin, Whitehall, Mt. Oliver, Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills; and the City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Carrick, Overbrook, and Brookline. EDS communities total over 100,000 residents and nearly 1,100 businesses; approximately 10 percent of the total residents and businesses in Allegheny County.
In his role as executive director, Mr. Jones works to facilitate investment and reinvestment, create jobs, enhance the competitiveness of the area, and to take a comprehensive approach to the revitalization of the corridor and work with all of the corridor communities to identify and address shared concerns and opportunities.
Mr. Jones has been director of Economic Development South since January 2011. Prior to this, he was a senior project manager at the Northside Leadership Conference – a non-profit community development corporation representing the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh’s historic northside. Mr. Jones has also worked as an economic development and public-private partnership consultant for a leading national firm, where he focused on real estate development market demand analysis, economic and fiscal impact analysis, transit-oriented development (TOD) analysis, and development project market feasibility.
Mr. Jones holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech University and a bachelor’s degree in regional planning from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.