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Nichole Wiley, Public Information Officer

For Immediate Release

Surprise Economic Development Director Jeanine Jerkovic receives “Most Influential Women in Arizona Business” honor

Surprise, AZ (July 1, 2021) The city of Surprise applauds Economic Development Director Jeanine Jerkovic on being named one of Arizona Business Magazine’s 2021 “Most Influential Women in Arizona Business.”

Jerkovic’s work as the city’s Director of Economic Development attracts businesses to Surprise that provide economic stability, local jobs, and places to shop, dine and play! The department also manages the award-winning AZ TechCelerator business incubator. 

Under Jerkovic’s leadership, the city has seen a Costco Warehouse, Amazon Distribution Center and Iris USA Headquarters locate in Surprise. 

In May 2019, the Arizona Association for Economic Development recognized her as Economic Developer of the Year.

She has a B.A. from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics in the U.K.

See the July issue of Arizona Business Magazine, here

Learn more about economic development in Surprise at

City of Surprise 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 | Phone: 623-222-1000

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