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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Antoine Williams Joins CRA as Assistant Director

Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Assistant Director Antoine Williams

Antoine is a Fort Myers native, and previous to joining the Fort Myers CRA was employed with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), where his principal focus was on providing leadership in the areas of small business development and retention. In similar scope, Antoine will be involved in all facets of the organization including policymaking, project management, budgeting, planning, personnel management, and public relations.

His achievements while with the Miami DDA included:

  • Spearheading a 3-month strategic business outreach and retention campaign with the Small Business Development Center at Florida International University that produced the following results: 16 new jobs; 2 new business launches; and $670,000 increased revenue and $150K secured commercial contracts for participating businesses
  • He authored recommendations report helping streamline the permitting process for City of Miami
  • Handled site-selection and permitting services in Miami DDA’s recruitment of 500 Startups, a $400M venture fund founded in Silicon Valley
  • Nominated to Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami XL

With nearly 16 years’ experience, the breadth of Antoine’s broad career experiences has allowed him to rapidly join our CRA team as a valued asset and administrator.

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