Shannon Scott, MBA
Economic Development Manager
Shannon Scott became the Economic Development Manager for the City of Craig, CO in 2021 and leads the City’s efforts in business retention and expansion, economic and community diversification, building effective local and regional partnerships, participating in regional transportation and housing initiatives and effectively marketing Craig as an attractive and friendly place to do business. Shannon also oversees the City’s incentive programs to include the Craig Urban Renewal Authority Areas, Small Business Grant Program, Brownfields Grant Program, Enterprise Zone, Opportunity Zone and the Rural Jump Start Program. She currently serves as one of the Northwest Colorado Representatives on the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Council of Colorado.
Prior to arriving in Craig, Shannon served as the Economic Development Specialist from 2016-2018 and the Business, Retention and Expansion Coordinator from 2018-2021 for the City of San Angelo, TX. In these roles, she was instrumental in diversifying the tax base with a successful combination of expanding local businesses, recruiting new industries and beautifying the historic downtown district. She also has a wealth of experience in sales, advertising, non-profit management, fundraising and transportation logistics. Shannon has served in executive and leadership roles for several economic development and non-profit organizations in her previous positions, was a Top 20 Under 40 awardee in 2018, and graduated from Leadership San Angelo in 2020.
She is a proud Red Raider and holds a B.B.A. in Business Management and Marketing from Texas Tech University as well as an M.B.A. in General Business from Texas Tech University.