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Recent grad hired by economic development council

August 29, 2010, Courtesy of Rockford Area Economic Development Council

${image-alt} 2010 Finance graduate, Matthew Simpson
The Rockford Area Economic Development Council recently hired recent SIU finance graduate Matthew J. Simpson as a Business Development Specialist.

Simpson will work on business retention and expansion efforts, particularly the Voice of the Customer program. He will conduct more in-depth analysis of the VOC data that will help the region retain and grow more quality jobs. Confidential VOC interviews with area businesses yield information that helps improve the business climate, facilitate future expansions and make better use of resources.

A Rockford native and graduate of Auburn High School and Rock Valley College, Simpson graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics and Finance. At SIU he received honors such as the Outstanding Business Economics Senior from the Department of Finance and 25 Most Distinguished Seniors Award from the SIU Alumni Association.