Business Builder Lunch at VaquerosName: Business Builder Lunch at VaquerosDate: July 12, 2022Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:
Opportunity Austin: Building Prosperity in the Austin RegionPrior to coming to the Austin Chamber in 2006, she served as CEO/Executive Director of the Allen, TX Economic Development Corporation (AEDC). Under her leadership, the AEDC owned and developed industrial and office parks and facilitated new development projects including industrial, office, urban retail mixed-use and specialty facilities.
Charisse Bodisch of the Austin Chamber will share information on project activity and trends in the region relating to the types of industries and uses.
As a 30+ year veteran in economic development, Charisse has worked in every aspect of the industry. As the SVP of Economic Development with the Austin Chamber and through the regional economic development initiative Opportunity Austin, she leads the team dedicated to the recruitment of new corporate citizens and the expansion of the local industry base for the five-county Greater Austin, Texas Region. Since Opportunity Austin’s formation in 2004, the organization has contributed to the overall prosperity of the Austin Region that has benefited from 777 corporate relocations, about 1,370 expansion announcements, and over 549,500 new direct/indirect jobs created.
Charisse and her husband Robert are active in a variety of other organizations and enjoy traveling in their spare time. Charisse treasures time spent with their nine grandchildren and is most proud of the accomplishments of her four stepsons.
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