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Grant Taylor

Director of Business Development

Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance (AREA)


As he completed his graduate studies at New Mexico State University, Grant Taylor resolved to spend his career in New Mexico, focused on playing a role in improving the state, even if one community at a time. During that time, he has focused efforts to improve the state through public policy, economic development and “chamber work” in Santa Fe, Hobbs and Albuquerque. Grant’s work has been recognized and adopted by his peers both nationally and internationally, and he brings to Albuquerque Economic Development a passion for advancing the four-county Albuquerque metro and the profession of economic development.

During his career, Grant has received several noteworthy professional honors, including: the 2016 Ethical Young Leadership Award, as part of the New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards; 2014 Top CEOs honoree and 2013 40 Under Forty honoree by statewide business-news outlet Albuquerque Business First; 2015 Bigger & Better Business honoree by Pi Nu Sigma, a graduate chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity in Las Cruces, N.M.; and 2011 Outstanding Young Man, as part of the Hobbs Jaycees’ annual Community Awards.

Grant is an active member of the Nu Nu Sigma graduate chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, a fraternity whose members subscribe to the motto “Culture for Service, and Service for Humanity.” Grant and his wife, Megan, delight in raising their two children in Albuquerque.

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