Dan Bowman, Executive Director/CEO of the Allen Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), will be the expert speaker at the Wednesday morning meeting of the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry on September 17.  The Allen native's September 17 presentation will focus on company recruiting. 

During his 10 years with the AEDC, Mr. Bowman's achievements have included the recruitment of Cisco Systems to build a $500 million data center, recruitment of KONE Elevators and Escalators to invest $26 million and employ 125 engineers, and facilitating a land sale and incentive package to support the development of Allen's first Class A office building.  Mr. Bowman has also assisted in the recruitment of key retail developments, including the Allen Cabela's store, Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, and the 6,500-seat Allen Event Center.

Mr. Bowman is an Allen native and a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio.  He is also a graduate of Leadership Allen Class XVII and an ex officio member of the Leadership Allen Steering Committee through the Allen Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Bowman is a Past President and current member of the Allen Kiwanis Club.  He received his MBA Degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and completed training through the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.  In March 2013, Development Counsellors International honored Mr. Bowman as a winner of its 40 under 40 awards, the first-ever competition to identify the economic development profession's rising stars.

The AEDC is a Nonprofit Corporation that works on behalf of the City of Allen to recruit businesses and jobs to Allen, Texas. The AEDC uses creative marketing and competitive incentive to promote Allen to the business community and build on Allen's already stellar reputation.  With a multi-million dollar budget and access to a variety of tax, training and infrastructure incentives, the AEDC is a one-stop-shop for major corporate locations.

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping job seekers that meets from 11:30 AM to 1 PM every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road.  Attendees should park in the northeast lot and use the entrance closest to the three flag poles.

In addition to speakers and presentations at Wednesday morning meetings and Saturday morning seminars, the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry offers training in job search skills, support groups and job hunting resources. 

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