It’s Their Job: Greg Fisher

Name: Greg Fisher
Job: Economic Developer for City of Portales.
Background: Fisher has been in business and government for over two decades and has been a program director for the state of Arizona.
Time on the job: 10 months.

Q: Describe what your job entails.
To keep small businesses growing and expanding. There is research, and time on the phone, meeting, greeting, and working with businesses and networking and email.

Q: What is a typical day on the job like for you?
I don’t have a typical day says Greg. Usually be on the phone, give attention to a business and everything they need to be attractive and successful.

Q: Why did you choose this job?
I can see Portales going places; the city is progressive. It’s a great place to live and it will have no problem attracting the quality of growth it deserves and quality is the key. Slow quality growth is good.

Q: What type of training, if any, do you need for your job?
Fisher has a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and experience in both the public and the private sector. He also has a master’s degree in international business.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
I really enjoy the people in Portales, they’re innovative business people. People here are smart and work hard, that is not easy to find. Portales has been a self sustaining community for over 100yrs and I would like to help add substantial business to Portales.

— Compiled by PNT Correspondent Blake Downs