ABOUT

Mejia & Company

Mejia & Company is an economic development consulting firm specialized in providing innovation and growth strategies to both rural and medium-sized communities in Texas. Our innovative solutions promote collaboration, diversification and economic resilience.

Our firm has worked extensively for over 10 years with numerous federal and state agencies to provide enabling growth strategies and projects to various clients in the public and private sector. We thrive in providing tailored assistance and exemplary customer service regardless of your situation.

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Leadership

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Josh Mejia, President/Founder

josh@mejiaandco.com | Phone: 956-372-8510

Josh Mejia is a results-oriented strategic leader with over nine years of combined experience in the fields of economic development, marketing and government relations. Prior to working in Brownsville, Texas, Josh Mejia was the Director of Government Relations for Pivot Group in Tyler, Texas and was involved in several key transportation and economic development projects throughout the northeast and southern regions of Texas. Josh Mejia also served as a Business Operations Manager for Apple, Inc. in Austin, Texas where he was involved in the successful expansion strategies for the Apple Austin Campus which included the recruitment and training of over five hundred bilingual employees in Apple's AppleCare and K-12 Support Division

Josh Mejia is a specialist in both "type a" and "type b" economic development organizations in Texas which oversee projects impacting the quality of life of a community, industrial/commercial development, and capital recruitment. Josh Mejia has been recognized by federal and state agencies for implementing successful ecosystem building strategies that revolve around human capital and entrepreneurship. Josh Mejia is also a member of the National Small Business Association, the Texas Economic Development Council and International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Recipient of IEDC's 2020 Young Economic Development Professional of the Year and the 2021 DCI 40 Under 40 award.

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Alia Abbas, Investment Attraction & Business Continuity

alia.abbas@consultingwithalia.com | Phone: 647-855-8143

Alia Abbas is a goal-oriented & task driven individual seeking to apply practical & academic experience in urban & regional planning, local economic development, & disaster recovery. She has a Master of Arts degree in Critical Human Geography with a concentration in Local Economic Development (LED) from York University. She also completed her undergraduate degree from York University with a Bachelor of Arts Specialized Honours degree in Geography & Urban Studies accompanied with a Professional Certification in Disaster & Emergency Management. 

Her academic accomplishments have granted her opportunities to work on disaster recovery projects within North America through the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). She has been a long supporting member of IEDC since 2014 and sits on their Higher Education Advisory Committee (HEAC) and Young Professionals Network (YPN). 

Alia is involved with economic development organizations both in Canada and the U.S. She sits as a Board of Directors as an Economic Development Professional for Town and Gown Association of Ontario (TGAO). Alia is also active within EDCO committees. She currently sits on the EDCO Professional Development Committee, Emerging Professionals Network (EPN), and the EDCO Conference Planning Committee.

  

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