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A Lasting, Positive Impact Through Economic Development

Creating a lasting, positive impact is more than a mission statement for us, it’s at the very core of what we do at Draper Aden Associates. It’s always fulfilling to know that our talented team members leave enduring effects in our local communities. A great example of Draper Aden assisting the community is in the economic development space. Economic development is so important because it helps identify sites that will bring new investment and jobs to a region or local community. Draper Aden’s comprehensive knowledge of local conditions, processes, and requirements allows us to provide localities, land owners, and regional service providers with an overall “big picture” on the success of their land preparation and development. Most recently, Draper Aden has assisted both the Bath County Economic Development Authority and the Fluvanna County Economic Development Authority. Carolyn Howard, PE, Site Development and Infrastructure Vice President and Regional Manager, and Deborah Flippo, Economic...

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Employee Spotlight: Deborah Flippo

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who's in the spotlight! This month, we are pleased to highlight Deborah Flippo who is the Business Development Manager. Let’s catch up with her below: Deborah Flippo Title: Economic Development Program Manager Division: Marketing & Business Development Hometown: Mechanicsville, VA Alma Mater: VCU Birthday: April 7   Favorite thing about working at DAA? In my job, every day is different.  I love the autonomy I can enjoy and the work-life balance that has always been important to the firm.   In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out? I spent 7 years pursuing the Wildwood Commerce Park in Carroll County – and then they issued the RFP with a due date while I was out of the country on vacation!  But the DAA team made it happen, and I returned...

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Alpha-to-Omega Service

“Draper Aden Associates has provided engineering and environmental services for industrial sites for many years, but now we’re crafting a strategy for a holistic, Alpha-to-Omega service for our clients trying to grow their local economy or their business,” said Deborah K. Flippo. “I am extremely excited at this opportunity to focus my efforts on serving local, regional, and state economic developers and those in the build industry.” This was in response to her newly appointed position as Economic Development Program Manager at DAA. Her enthusiasm, background of experience, and knowledge of the public sector scene has allowed her to hit the ground running in this new role. Deborah has been a part of the evolution of the engineering business development and marketing industry for 24 years and has contributed as Business Development and Marketing Manager with DAA for the past 12 years. As an active member since 2010, and now president of the...

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