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Lauren Jones

Director of Business Strategy, Mayor's Office of Economic Development at City of Boston


Lauren Jones is the Director of Business Strategy in the Mayor's Office of Economic Development focused on attracting new businesses, retaining existing businesses, and engaging and strengthening the Boston business community. Prior to this role, Lauren led key initiatives in the first 20 months of the Walsh Administration including private sector engagement for the Mayor's Summer Jobs Program; the development of the Mayor's Mentoring Movement to recruit 1,000 mentors for Boston's youth; and the successful passage of Mayor Walsh's ordinance to ban smokeless tobacco in parks and sporting venues. Lauren also shaped Boston's adoption of President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative to boost life outcomes for youth, especially Black and Latino males in Boston, and continues to serve as lead staff for the initiative. 

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