The town of Summerville has rebranded its economic development messaging and has hired an executive to lead it.
The new Office of Economic Development for the Town of Summerville is led by Frank Neal, who serves as the town’s director of community and economic development, according to a LinkedIn post.
The office also launched a new LinkedIn page, which will be a one-stop shop for information related to economic development in Summerville, according to the post, which also teased that a new website is “coming soon.”
In his role, Neal is the primary contact for businesses seeking to establish or expand in the town, according to the post. His responsibilities include collaborating with property owners on annexation issues. He also assists businesses in navigating town codes and development processes and offers guidance on economic development assistance and incentive programs.
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Neal’s career includes leadership roles such as CEO of The Neal Group Construction LLC, a company he founded and managed for 13 years, and account executive at ABM Industries – Building Solutions, where he led the development of self-funded, eco-friendly facilities in the education and government sectors, the post stated.
Neal’s public sector experience spans various municipalities in Georgia, according to the post. He served as town administrator for the town of Thunderbolt, bringing significant improvements to all areas of the municipality. Additionally, Neal has held positions at the city of Statesboro, where he contributed to creating the city’s inaugural Strategic Plan and solicited public input on comprehensive planning initiatives.t