University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College hires Director of Economic Development and Center for Entrepreneurship
The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College, in cooperation with Holzer Health System and Ohio Valley Bank, hired Cole Massie as Director of Economic Development and Center for Entrepreneurship. Massie will be responsible for leading the university’s collaboration with the Gallia County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC), community leaders, and other agencies to promote and grow Gallia County and the surrounding region’s business and economic development interests. He will also assist in developing a Center for Entrepreneurship at the university.
“Cole’s experience in the business world affords him a unique perspective, having worked for both a major, international aerospace company and a small, family-owned coffee shop and restaurant,” said Ryan Smith, president of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College. “His energy and commitment to improve not only Gallia County, but the entire region, is refreshing. We are very excited to have someone of his talent level working to improve the area we all call home.”