Boulder City hires first economic development coordinator

Boulder City hires economic dev coordinator
Posted at 11:56 AM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 14:56:34-05

Boulder City has hired a new economic development coordinator.

Raffi Festekjian brings many years of experience to the position. He was with J.D. Power's California location for almost 20 years, becoming the senior director of global operations and overseeing more than $35 in revenue.

He moved to the area in 2017, working for Eastridge Workforce Solutions and then TJX  Companies. 

Festejian will be the first economic development coordinator for the city.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in business management from California State University, Northridge, and a Master’s of Business Administration from California Lutheran University.

“I am excited to hire our first Economic Development Coordinator and know that we are fortunate to have Raffi join our team,” said Al Noyola, City Manager. “I am optimistic about Boulder City’s economic future and believe that our plan will continue to move us forward.”

As the City creates its five-year Strategic Plan, an Economic Development Plan will also be created to focuses on making Boulder City a business-friendly community. The Economic Development Coordinator is a step marking progress to improve customer service and economic resilience.