Matthew Ryan

Goochland County Economic Development
Title: Director of Economic Development
Phone: 804-556-5862

Matthew coordinates business retention and expansion initiatives for Goochland County. He also markets the county to developers. He works closely with business owners and site selection consultants to educate them on the business climate and available commercial sites and buildings. He handles financial incentive negotiations, oversees research, and fosters relationships with commercial real estate brokers and developers at the local and national level.

Collaborating with the Board of Supervisors, county staff, business leaders, and the local community, Matthew works to ensure that the county takes the right steps to encourage and facilitate economic growth, and commercial investment, while preserving the unique rural character of Goochland County.

Matthew holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the College of Charleston, and he completed his BEDC at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Matthew has experience in property management, real estate development, real estate brokerage, and business marketing and communication.

Matthew is a member of the International Economic Development Council, the Southern Economic Development Council, the Virginia Economic Developers Association, and the Urban Land Institute.

Matthew is married and lives in Goochland County with his wife, Julia, and their two children.


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