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Evan Blakley

Executive Director Chamber & Development Council of Crawford County

Evan Blakley became Executive Director of the Chamber and Development Council of Crawford County in November 2012. The CDC is an organization of more than 200 investor/member businesses in Denison and Crawford County. Evan is responsible for the industrial, commercial and retail development efforts for the county as well as the public relations, marketing and promotional aspects of the Chamber and Development Council.

Evan formerly worked for bluespace creative, inc., of Denison, providing strategic marketing services to businesses and communities across the globe. He acted as project lead for major initiatives for companies including regional manufacturers and Fortune 500 companies, and shared marketing awards from the National Science Foundation, Logo Lounge and Exhibitor Magazine.

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Omaha, Evan attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha where his studies included Business, Honors English, Team Communication and Debate. He then graduated among the top five students from the Creative Center in Omaha where he studied Design and Marketing.

As a Denison resident and member of the Denison Planning and Zoning Commission since 2008, Evan is motivated to give back to his community and use his strategic planning and marketing skills to improve economic growth, job opportunities and quality of life in Crawford County.