Mills County Economic Development Foundation Introduces New Executive Director

Mills County Economic Development Foundation Introduces New Executive Director Main Photo

16 Jul 2020

Glenwood, IA., June 29, 2020 – The Mills County Economic Development Corporation (MCDEF) welcomes Marco Floreani as its new executive director. Floreani has spent the last 8 years working in economic development, most recently serving as Senior Director of Business Development for the Greater Omaha Chamber. “As someone with a tremendous passion for economic development, I am excited to be in the role of executive director for the Mills County Economic Development Foundation,” said Floreani.

“We are excited to have Marco at the helm of the MCDEF,” said Devin Embray, MCEDF president. “He brings experience, knowledge of area, enthusiasm and a strong desire to take Mills County to the next level.”

While he was drawn to the role in Mills County for a variety of reasons, Floreani was especially impressed with the local commitment to retaining and expanding the business community. “The foundation has done great work to put Mills County into a competitive position to attract traded-sector investment and I am eager to work with the communities and stakeholders in Mills County to grow the tax-base and attract and retain great businesses,” said Floreani.  

As part of the Greater Omaha Metropolitan Statistical Area, Mills County is geographically positioned to be a leader in trade, specifically agricultural, manufacturing, and warehousing. “Mills County benefits from being at the intersection of major rail lines and interstate infrastructure, a robust laborshed with world-class universities and schools, and the natural beauty of the Loess Hills,” said Floreani. 

The Mills County Economic Development Foundation, Inc. assists new and existing businesses with information for location, relocation, expansion, and retention. We maintain a database of available commercial and industrial properties to respond to inquiries and work to get vacated and underutilized commercial properties occupied. Our vision provides a foundation on which all economic development activities are based with our communities' shared desired future. We market Iowa and our entire region via partnerships with neighboring counties and development organizations.  In addition we work closely with key partners including IEDA, Iowa Western Community College, MidAmerican Energy, Black Hills Energy, Western Iowa Networks, Chat Mobility, OmniTel and other utility partners that serve our Region. Visit their website at to learn more.