William Cox

William Cox

Speaker
Vice President of Business Development and Investments – Rhode Island Commerce

Will serves as the Vice President of Business Development and Investments for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. In this role, he serves as the Offshore Wind industry lead, supporting the growth of the industry to maximize job creation and investment in Rhode Island.

With over fifteen years of experience in economic development, Will provides a strategic vision for the state’s economic opportunity in the Offshore Wind industry, using his experience in the management and execution of public-private partnerships in jurisdictions across the country.

Will has led project and client management for two independent public incentive firms in both Washington, DC and New York City. This background brings a wealth of experience and relationships at the intersection of federal programs and state economic development. Prior to incentive consulting, Will worked for Lockheed Martin Corporation, supporting economic development projects for the Mission Systems and Training business areas.

Will received a B.A. in political science and American studies with honors from Hobart College.

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