Staff & Contact Info

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Greg Knighton
Economic Development Manager

Greg has 28 years of economic development experience at the state and local levels. He has worked on a variety of successful economic development initiatives and projects across numerous industry sectors, including information technology, life sciences, automotive, aerospace, metals and retail.

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Jackson Pruett
Economic Development Coordinator

Jackson has over six years of local economic development experience. His focus areas include entrepreneurship, business retention and expansion, and workforce/talent attraction. Jackson is a graduate of Auburn University.  

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Corey Furr
Economic Development Specialist

Corey is responsible for supporting Hoover’s economic development initiatives including business retention and expansion, data analytics, research, and special projects. Corey is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and served in the United States Marine Corps.  

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Taylor Durham
Business Services Specialist

Taylor is responsible for guiding new and expanding businesses through key City business transactions. As a former small business owner and later as a local government employee, she has a strong perspective on helping businesses have an easy-to-understand and seamless process.