Jacquelyn Craft

Business Development Manager, Rentention & Expansion

Jacquelyn Craft

Jacquelyn Craft

Business Development Manager, Rentention & Expansion

Ms. Jacquelyn Craft serves as a Business Development Manager of Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) and joined the Portsmouth Economic Development team in fall 2021. She will be assisting Portsmouth businesses with expansion opportunities and ensuring lines of communication are always open.  

A native of Albany, Georgia, Ms. Craft brings over 13 years of community development, downtown redevelopment, small business retention, marketing, and human resources experience. She has a background in coaching small businesses through all stages of start-up, from licensing, to market analysis, to staff recruitment. She has also worked extensively on several downtown redevelopment projects.

Craft received her undergraduate degree in Management from Albany State University. She also received her Masters in Urban Studies and Masters of Public Administration from Old Dominion University and Albany State University, respectively.

Jacquelyn Craft

Jacquelyn Craft

Business Development Manager, Rentention & Expansion