The City of Grand Prairie recently welcomed Kay Brown-Patrick as Business Manager for Retail Attraction, Business Retention, and Enterprise Development. Brown-Patrick moved to the City of Grand Prairie Economic Development Department after serving as Business Development Administrator for the City of Denton where she developed, implemented, and managed the city’s Business Retention and Expansion plan and programming. She has also served in various economic development roles for the cities of Waxahachie, Irving, and Bedford and as Community Programs Coordinator for the City of Lancaster.
“We are impressed with Kay’s experience in business retention and expansion,” Marty Wieder, City of Grand Prairie Economic Development Director said. “She has also worked with the Governor’s Office to pursue and land Special Events Trust Fund monies for big sports events like the International Cricket Council’s 2024 ICC T-20 World Cup that has been awarded to the West Indies and the United States. The City of Grand Prairie is glad to have her on board as we work hard to keep the excellent businesses we already have here and pursue new development opportunities.”
Brown-Patrick has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Texas and completed the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute in 2019. She is a member of the International Economic Development Council, Texas Economic Development Council, Texas Municipal League, and National Forum for Black Public Administrators.