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Virginia Sabia Wilkinson

Director, Strategy and Business Intelligence, Detroit Economic Growth Corp.

Virginia Sabia Wilkinson is the director of strategy and business intelligence for the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. (DEGC). In this role, Wilkinson facilitates both internal and external thought partnering for multi-disciplinary activities in the recovery of the Detroit economy. Her work includes place-based and sector-based strategies extending throughout the city and region.

Wilkinson is focused on establishing and enhancing the value proposition for the city of Detroit, cultivating work in the medhealth and design/creative economies, global commerce, and cultivating cross-border opportunities with the Windsor-Essex region and Greater Canada. She also advises all elements of the DEGC including business development, real estate, and small business programs.

Wilkinson has 20 years of professional experience primarily in economic development, transportation and mobility, land use, and environmental work.