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Casey Barnes

President of Business Development

Vice Orlando Economic Partnership

As Vice President of Business Development for the Orlando Economic Partnership, Casey is responsible for leading the team to aggressively attract, retain and grow jobs in Orlando.


In his seven years at the Orlando Economic Partnership, Orlando has led the nation in job growth for large metros four times. Casey’s leadership contributed directly to winning major projects with ADP, Deloitte Consulting, KPMG, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Thales, the US Tennis Association, Verizon, and many more. During that time, the Partnership has helped companies create an expected 27,000 new jobs and more than $2.5 billion in capital investment.


Prior to joining the Orlando Economic Partnership in 2013, Casey worked at Enterprise Florida for 14 years and throughout his time there held positions of increasing responsibility. Those included roles in workforce development, international trade, and business development. As director of business development, Casey facilitated high-wage job creation in the state of Florida with a particular focus on aviation, aerospace and defense. In eight years, Casey worked with 101 companies to create and retain over 22,000 jobs and more than $1.8 billion in new capital investment in the state of Florida. At Enterprise Florida, Casey landed major projects with Boeing, Embraer, Kaman, Lockheed Martin, Piper Aircraft, Pratt and Whitney, and many more.


Casey is a member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), and through this

organization he earned the Certified Economic Developer accreditation in 2009. In 2017, he was honored with the Excellence in Economic Development Award from the Site Selectors Guild. In 2018, Casey completed the Advanced Economic Development Leadership Program and attained the credential of Master Practitioner in Economic Development.


Casey holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from Florida State University and bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and French from Roanoke College.