Meg Williams Jamison
Project Manager, Asheville Design Center & former Director of Local First Northern Arizona
Meg has extensive experience working nationwide around the movement of supporting local, independent entrepreneurs and developing local, vibrant economies. She has worked in the local food movement, with experience coordinating the City of Austin’s Urban Agriculture and Community Gardens program, assisting with food hub feasibility studies nationwide and developing technical tools to level the playing field for local producers in the wider market.
Meg has also worked directly with entrepreneurs with North Carolina’s Small Business and Technology Development Center and with her own family’s business. Before moving back to Asheville in spring of 2015, Meg spent two years heading up the northern Arizona office of Local First Arizona, the largest local business coalition in the country and one of the most effective.
Meg currently serves on the Asheville Grown Business Alliance steering committee and works with several different consulting collaboratives that focus on creative solutions to building local economic success at both the urban and rural levels. She is also and urban planner and works as a project manager for the Asheville Design Center.